Cloudy and a bit windy but fairly warm (this being November already..)
Fairly relaxed pace with no major mistakes.
Another run on the Solvalla map with fixed controls. Last one was in April.
Problems on the second control (#50) where at first I didn't know exactly where on the dashed path I had come down from the hill, and then inside the control circle I looked for stones north up the hill when the control-stone was lower down in the forest.
Solvalla kiintorastit, 5km
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.
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.
#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.
#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 🙂
Firmaliiga 2013/5, Solvalla
Big mistake on #10. Should have run straight south, and navigated after the path based on this assumption. Then didn't do a very good job of promptly correcting the mistake and getting back "on the map" again.
The night of Jämsä-Jukola awaits next Saturday/Sunday.