Firmaliiga 5/2014, Solvalla


The second firmaliiga event this fall, at Solvalla quite close to the first one.

Close to #1 I should have had a better plan - I've just graced the control-circle and then looked in the wrong direction for some random big stone. Around 90 s lost.

#2-#3 quite OK. To #4 my route is probably too zigzaggy - less turns and leaving all the green areas to the left(north) is probably better.  To #5 the paths on the left were apparently a bit clearer and faster? To #6 I was too high up the hill and didn't find the path.

#7-F is quite OK again.

Iltarastit Solvalla

Last orienteering run before Jukola - maybe mistakes made now means there are none left in the bag for Jukola?


K-1-2 nothing special. #2 is best split.
3 more north out of #2 would have been less steep downhill, and would have found the road sooner.
4 crazy mistake although I was inside the control circle on 2 or 3 occasions..
5-6-7-8 nothing special
9 split is slow but GPS-trace follows line OKish. Maybe a little south would have been faster.
10-11-12 OKish, but there is no excuse for not running straight along the 11-12 line.
13 came up from the flat "Punjonsuo" a little more left than had planned, but was easily on the map again.

Iltarastit, Solvalla


#12 OK
#25 should have run straight north into the control circle from the cliff, instead veered right and circled round
#18 felt OKish but the descent down the steep cliff was apparently slow and the split isn't great.
#8-#26 OK
#27 straight over the swamp would probably have been faster
#10 drifted into the swamp close to #29, maybe +1 min there. After I saw #29 I ran too much north and going down the hill didn't know at which cliff I was. Found #10 mostly because of other runners.. Worst split.
#23-#22-#11-F Some orienteering to reach the road before #23 but then just mainly running strength required. Not much lost on the three last legs 🙂