orienteering 1:50:30  16.99 km (6:30 / km) +710m 5:23 / km
37c shoes: Inov8 O-rock 280 (2- blue)
Tesserete long distance (same area as eoc relay).
A mostly pretty nice and forest/open forest up on top of the hill, with some steep and quite green slopes on the sides.
For the most part, pretty simple orienteering compared with the last few days, with a lot more path running.
Race still wasn't great though. No massive mistakes, but still stuffed around and lost a minute or so at a few controls and a bunch of 30ish sec mistakes.
First mistake at the 2nd control already. Went a bit too low and was standing around just below the control.. (45secs) , then another bigger one at #7. Came off the hill just above the control too far west and ended up hitting the river near #8 and thinking I was at &. so took my time working that out.. (1:30ish)
Then 30secs at #10 searching around in the green for the rootstock. had come into it a bit far from the north.
Indecisive to #13, starting to go straight before deciding to go around instead.. (20secs)
Misread the map going to #16 and thought the path carried on through the houses (turned out to be boundary lines, not path). got there and had to cut down through the green to the road+climb. Should probably have gone the northern route anyway.. (1min)
Bad route to #17. Stayed too high and ended up being super slow across the river.. (45secs)
Should've gone up to #23.. (30secs)
Slow into the control at the end of #25's long leg. Also some small hesistations/not ideal lines in the route (30secs)
Not looking at my compass out of #25 and hit the road far too soon and somehow thought i was already at the bend and went off into the lower forest before realising that I was being an idiot.. Then also stopped too early coming into the control (45secs)
Went left of the hill to #28 and was super slow through the green+ended up too low (30secs)
Going nicely to #31, but then crossed the river into the circle and doubted myself+went up thinking I might be too low. hit the path and had to come back.. (45secs)
Complete bingo control down the hill to #32 and I really didnt want to miss it, so just super slow.
Took the middle path around on the long leg to #33, but probably should've just gone straight down to the main road as the river crossings getting to the path were super slow. Then also stuffed around near the end of the leg, trying to turn up a path too early (just a bit mentally drained+not concentrating) by this point I think. (1:30).
Stopped at the unmapped stone wall at the way to #35 and was super confused.. (25secs)
Lots of other small misses, but I'll take those as part of my current orienteering level..
Would've been okay with anything under 1:50, and definitely 1:45 would've been possible with a clean race and keeping the concentration a bit more.
Florian won in about 1:33ish