Slow pace today due to both tired legs and slow greenish terrain. The controls were grouped into two groups with a slightly boring 'tunnel' run between the areas. OK until #4, but not the greatest direction towards #5, and then after wading through the swamp and green area towards #10 I decided from within the control-circle to go check that the yellow swamp on the right really is there... (#10 was probably the hardest control on this map). Good weather around +18 C.
Mostly OK but three mistakes, highlighted in red in the splits and marked with yellow on the map, are worth mentioning:
- Towards #2 the flag at #13 is visible from far away and lures me in the wrong direction. The wrong control-code is a bit of a surprise but I notice I've arrived at #13 quickly. Worst split and 1:30 or so lost.
- Towards #5 I drift too much east when a direct line north through the thick vegetation would have been better. Slow walking along the edge of the open (yellow) swamp before climbing the slope to the control.
- #14 is hard work directly through the open swamp/cut-down yellow area where I stay on course OK. But when crossing the cliff before the control I turn almost 90-degrees left (why??) towards the finish instead of directly over the hill to #14.