Decent running for a change... I decided to run without compass on this easy map, and this seems to sharpen the mind and senses. 5th overall until control #3, but then dropping to 9th on #4 and 10th at the finish. The route choice to #4 is maybe too safe, driven by the lack of a compass (see also #11)..
A 9k loop around paloheinä. Here's a skewed panorama of the vantaa river:
Good challenging course on an easy map. No compass. Windy and cold with more rain, wind, and snow forecast for the afternoon.
A loop past #1, then bit too far past #2, again a loop at #6.
Yahoo the orienteering season 2017 has been opened!
Easy orienteering on a well-known area/map 😉 Still managed to be confused at #2 about the control-code, and then a small loop around #10.
No big mistakes. Worst split is #6 which came just after a long run along the road to #5. 13th/93 overall.
Mostly good running speed on a fairly simple map/course.
Probably +3 minues at #2, not finding the planned southern path between #1-#2. After that quite OK until a bit of hesitation approaching #8.
Two extra turns towards #4. Very slow to #7 for some reason.
Windy and quite cold maybe +6C.
#1 wrong path.
#4 lost among the stones and many paths.
#10 must have passed close to control but missed it.
Last itärastit event for this spring. See you again in August.
Probably also last orienteering practice before Louna-Jukola next weekend.
#2 found the correct ditch but passed close by the flag before turning around to find it. +2 min.
#9 ran too far along the road and passed close to #4 before turning towards the control.
#15 nothing much wrong but still a bad split. straighter through the green apparently is faster.
A great big loop around #2 that cost at least +3 minutes 🙁
Then I ran past #5, just didn't look in the right direction at the right moment. Maybe +1 minutes here.
Out of #8, should have avoided the green dashed slow area by rounding it clearly north or south - very slow going until I reached the road. Another minute lost there probably.
Overall an easy course with emphasis on running - as long as clear and good route choices could be made...