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.
A loop around #1, then OK until #3, but followed someone else towards #4 and lost the plot. Tired legs for the rest of the course.
No big mistakes. Worst split is #6 which came just after a long run along the road to #5. 13th/93 overall.
Two extra turns towards #4. Very slow to #7 for some reason.
Windy and quite cold maybe +6C.
Sprint-like course in Helsinki central park. 23 legs over 7 km is about 300 m per leg on average.
Three-four smaller and larger mistakes.
- after a good start at #1 I zigzag towards #2 via the wrong hill. maybe +1min
- down from #3 I take the wrong path to the bigger road. maybe +1min
- towards #14 I should have taken the same path as on the #9-#10 leg but instead make a loop to the right. +2min at least
- Out of #18 I first have the map 180-degrees wrong and take a few steps south before realizing I should go north. Then I read the #6-#5 line for a while before realizing I should go to #19. Crossing lines like this are always dangerous! Maybe +2min and the worst split.
Only bigger mistake towards the end on #20 crossing the swamp and then correcting right - maybe +1min.
Otherwise quite ok in about +12C and sunshine.
No major mistakes. OK speed until the 3rd control - then quite tired legs. About 24th/64.
Iltarastit now on Sundays - to avoid the evening darkness.
About 2 minutes lost on the path north after 24 - otherwise mostly OK.