Quite OK orienteering and reasonable speed/rythm until #5 where I was in 10th place, but then lack of fitness led to sloppy execution of the long #5-#6 leg and +10 minutes lost to the best runner and 6 places lost...
Half-decent on odd controls, 1, 3, 5, 7, and 8, Finish. Problems on 2 turning (+3min) the wrong direction, then see-sawing back and forth close to 4 (+6-7min), a large detour to 6 (+6-7min, the straight-line route choice is too hard).
Full control but fairly safe along roads and paths. 5 to 6 would have probably been faster to take the road earlier. 6 to 7 instead of ZigZag maybe a loop to the right around the start would have been smarter..
Firmaliiga today on the shorter course, just 4.0 km.
#1 a strange loop south before settling for the road as a good choice. Might have paid off to run at 90-degrees to the control-line in the beginning and use the road for the entire leg. Bad split.
#2 a little slowly to the swamp and steep cliff around 50% of the leg, then OK north on the narrow swamp via the big stone and entering the control circle via the small cliff. Good split.
#3 safe road-route until the lake, then a bit carefully crossing the wet bit and steeply up the hill to the control. Good split, could have been 30-60s faster with less hesitation at the lake and more speed up the hill.
#4 tried but failed to find the dashed path, drifted roughly in the correct direction but the 90-degree turn up the big hill next to the wrong lake is unforgivable. Mostly with help of other runners I find the right lake and the control. Much time lost, maybe +3 min. Should not let orienteering get out of control like this - must find clear land-marks during the leg before risking overshooting the control. Bad bad split.
#5-#6-F quite easy along the path. +40s on the short leg to the Finish is not great. More speed please.
First firmaliiga event this fall. Overall very physically demanding with most controls placed high up on hills/cliffs.
#1 a bit of circling before finding the right control
#2 ok and safe route, but slow
#6 very long leg with one or two big hills in the way. A route-choice with more running along the road might have been better.
#8 I tried to plan a good route to this control on the way to #6, but other runners and poor judgement caused extra minutes wasted here also.
OK orienteering but not that fast running. Warm weather and hilly terrain. Maybe a bit surprisingly the big detour from 4->16 using roads and paths worked out OK since it was my second best split-time in terms of placing.