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...
The last Monday orienteering event for this year - as autumn arrives it now gets quite dark after 20:00 or so - and 'Iltarastit' moves to Sundays for five more weeks.
Straightforward orienteering and fast running as usual in paloheinä.
#1 and #2 OK. Then to #3 a J-bend (maybe +30 s) instead of using the line between the white and light-green forest as a guide directly to the control.
Reasonable going towards #4 but quite tentative and lots of looking at the map close to the control. #5-#6-#7 OK.
The biggest mistake came on #8 which should have been easy. Slightly the wrong direction south through a bit of forest and towards the bend in the big road. However I arrive at the wrong bend and there's also someone else there who makes the same mistake. +2 minutes probably.
#9 OK along the road, and #10 also OK. On the way to #11 I read the map along the wrong bend in the small river and the big road comes as a surprise, +30 s at least for stopping and map reading here.
To #12 and the Finish I take a direct route, but avoiding some of the climbing would probably have been faster.
Overall 14./52 which is OK.
#1 conservative route along road/path, too long.
Perhaps #4 is also too safe?
#6 should have cut in from the road towards the control circle sooner.
#9 has a strange and unnecessary U-bend (to avoid the slow green stripes?)
S-#1 the paths directly north would have been faster
#5-#6 running on the roads, maybe even straight over the hill, would have been faster than pushing through the green area.
#6-#7 bad direction out of #6, straight north would have been OK
#7-#8 most time lost here, and worst split 🙁 Ran along the line until almost inside the control-circle but then circled around loosing 3 minutes. The road north, maybe via the big stone before the control, would have been a safer option?
#11-#12 aiming for the same North-South paths that lead to #1 would maybe have been faster than running along the blue ditch in the green.
Maybe one more orienteering practice before Jukola next weekend!
Mostly jogging all the way, and no major mistakes.
out of 11 could have maybe gone straighter.
not sure why the split for 8 is so bad/slow...
the blue area close to 28 was very wet - should have anticipated this and approached from the left, not straight.
Mostly running along paths and roads.
#2 should have chosen the smaller path and a straighter route.
#9 a wrong turn left just at the edge of the control-circle. Should have been easy on compass bearing from the grey cliff.
#13-#14 not great splits, but not that much time lost either.
This is the last Monday event for this year. A few more weeks of the season remain, but the events move to Sunday in search of more daylight.
They are building a new car-tunnel at paloheinä, so a few places were turned upside down (not shown on the map..).
Fast running on most legs, but I made a complete mess out of two controls!
Very straightforward running along roads and paths. Still some snow on the ground which makes direct routes or cutting corners through the woods slow.