Missing the control circle on #2 from the large stones about 75m away, +5 min. Then too large a detour to #5 and about +4 min there. Otherwise mostly OK. Maybe +12 C and glimpses of sun.
- #17 zigzag down the hill in the wrong direction - there would have been a path to take..
- #6 a small hook inside the control circle
- #8 ran well past the control to #11 and then slowly back to punch at #8
- again past #9 to take a look at #10. The slightly the wrong direction towards #9
- on #25 I passed close, but above, the control and then circled back.
The last Iltarastit event for this year.
A map with lots of details and lots of controls. 24 controls on a 7km course means 280 m/leg on average - at a pace of 10 min/km that means there's a control to punch every 2min 48s during 70 minutes of running. I was slower than that however, roughly 81 min...
They have been running the "evening" orienteering events on Sunday midday for a while now, since it is quite dark after 17-18 or so. This is the last event for Iltarastit, but there are a few other clubs organizing these for a couple of weeks still this season.
Nothing too dramatic on #1, #2, and #3. Then a lot of deep "canyons" and other steep places around #4 which caused some confusion - probably cost me about 5 minutes here. No problems at #5 but a bit of searching for #6 (not too much lost here, max 1 minute). Then I chose to run not straight, but along paths and roads to #7 - we shall see if that paid off when all the results are up on the web. Again a longer route along a path to #8. From #10 it would probably have been slightly faster to run in-between the houses to the road more directly. Nothing special at #11 and #12. Then #13 was drawn close to a fence, but I didn't really know on which side of the fence the control was - luckily there were others running to/from the control so I just followed them.
This took me about 57 minutes. If I could have avoided the big mistake at #4 and some smaller mistakes the time approaches 50minutes, which is OKish for amateur/fitness orienteering on a 5km course (for me anyway!).