An easy jog to start the 2016 orienteering year. -8 C and 2-3 cm of snow on the ground. Not too much wind so not that cold.
6 km course, about +2C and cloudy. Most snow has melted - no need for spiked shoes. 7.99km route at 5:51/km pace. Placing around 18th out of 107 runners. About 2 min of error in total.
- Just after #2 there is no way through directly towards #3, but I still run that way and check that the fence is really there. +30s.
- Out of #8 there is a steep hill to climb on the direct route - but I choose the easy way around instead. +30s.
- Running down the hill from #9 towards #10 I plan to round the building to the right - it looks better - but then follow others the left route around the building. Again probably +30s.
- At #13 it's hard to say from the map if there is a passage between the buildings, and the left more direct route would work. The long way around (right of the building) and back is slow and probably at least +30s again here.