Firmaliiga 2019/2 Solvalla

Stepped off the path towards #1 too soon and circled around the wrong hill, probably costing +2 minutes or so.

#5 is also a bad split - the plan was to use the paths and not go down to the lake - but bad execution resulted in a visit to the lake and slow climbing back up to the control.

#9 is not stellar, perhaps due to lack of fitness, or slowing down and reading the map too often on the long(ish) open leg.

19./88 overall is OK - would have been better without these three mistakes 😉

Firmaliiga Pirttimäki

The third and final Firmaliiga event this autumn was at Pirttimäki. Fairly easy course.

OK to #1 but then too much zigzag to #2. #3 and #4 are the best splits - mostly running along paths.

Out from #4 south towards the path through the woods - slowly. Sticking to the path would have been better? Again not so great down the hill towards #6.

Firmaliiga Velskola

A lot of running along roads on 1-2, 2-3, and 3-4. About 20th place on #4 before any slow parts or mistakes.

No real plan or inspiration on 4-5, just slowly along the straight line. Stupid mistake on 6 where I looked for the control on the wrong hill before finding the same path I took on 1-2.

Firmaliiga final event in Pirttimäki next week.

Firmaliiga 2018, Velskola, E-rata

Firmaliiga Haukkalampi, E-baana

#1 first down to the path, then up to the control again. OK.
#2 same approach, a with bit of standing around inside the control circle
#3 OKish to the lake, then easy along the path up to the control
#4 The plan was to find the path north of the line, but execution is not so good, drifting around until the road. From the road the control was easy along the ditch.
#5 easy
#6 no good plan for how to find the control in an empty area of the map. The different swamps and white/light-green forest look much the same in reality.
#7 biggest mistake. OK feeling and on the map on the hill before the control, then within the control circle slightly wrong and up too high on the hill, circling back until the ditch before finding the control. No good with +6 minutes lost to the leader.
#8 - Finish. OK.

A bit more speed and no stupid mistakes will make for a top-10 next week... 🙂

Firmaliiga Haukkalampi E-baana

Around a 2km walk from the parking-lot to the start and then 2km back again from the finish. OK weather around +10 to +12C maybe.

A decent run on this shorter E-course - in contrast to a mediocre run on the long course last week. Maybe a bit too close to the lake towards #2. The only major mistake was at #5 where I registered one big stone as the wrong one and looked north-east instead of south-west for the control. Also the area around #7 was much flatter than I expected from reading the map. By accident I crossed the forbidden area between #7 and #8 ;(