Orienteering race 22:25  *** 4.33 km (5:11 / km) +40m 4:57 / km
Had a headache waking up this morning and have a hard time shifitng it. Milder now before start.
Uphill start, c1 was close by. took a safe route around but could have been approached differntly. C2 was at the bottom of a stairwell one way in and out. Was trying to memorise some of the control decritption in the start box that paid off here. Slight hesitation to route choice but stuck with my initial thoughts, was looking at c8 instead of c3 but on the way I realised that. Luckily both where in the same direction. C3 was in a dead end at bottom a stair well 2 ways in/out, took bottom in stairs out as I had to head that direction. slight uphill to back end of cathedral and onto carpark, c4 no issue, c5 was close to another control about 50 m apart along same fence, reading control number and flying by first one which wasnt mine to the next SiAir beep while passing all good, good speed to c6 which I could already see. Around fence to c7 again tucked away but control description was helping here. So far so sweet.
Should have taken stairs instead of slight longer ramp. Around the building to C8, slippy approach but head to a different control firstto check, stupid as I knew the one I need is in a different corner. Need to trust myself more.Saw c9 twice at this point so could use the time to check out route to c10. Approached the control through a gangway w/out looking at description again. dead end and control was on the other side. Lost a good few seconds, rookie mistake. went arount the building not spotting the fence that I had to follow to loop around to pass c11 on the way, one way in and out. I seem not to be able to make out some details sometimes. Not sure if that is an issue with eyeside or speed or what.
I kept a good control on the map so had a good route to c12 that had only one way in/out where you could potentially loose time again.
Forward planning is working a little better now so had a route to 13 which was ok, c14 no issue I felt a good pick up the pace. Through a little alleyway towards c15 knowing that to be hostel I thought I take the loop to the south and up the hill but it would have been easier and faster by 10 - 15 sec to take to route to the north, mistake here was "I thought I know", ws hesitant on approach to c15 as I didn't check the map again on approach. Looked at control number c16 and knew it was a single tree, headed downhill passing the control following other runner, big mistake 1, no issue with c17 as we could see it from our window that morning, onto c18 which we could see from the finish arena, only realised after that this wasnt my control. Mistake 2, why: Being cockey, sprint to the finish through C19 and c20.
Overall I was very dissapointed with my silly rookie misstakes as my time was actually good enough and would have landed me in the top 12 of the heat, knowing that I recovered for the C final.