Orienteering race 35:13  3.0 km (11:44 / km) +200m 8:48 / km
Stockholm Indoor Cup, Day 1.
Mentally not really ready for this today so took me some time to get into the map, and way too long to figure out the “really hard leg” (8 minutes when really it should have been 4-5.) The rest was better, but I doubt I’ll be 14th again like last year.
Still an amazing race though. This year’s extras included controls in a sauna and on a piano, both the attic (bizarrely full of pot plants) and the basement service corridor (full of pipes), external fire escape stairs, some cross country skiing projected at full volume onto a wall, and the Benny Hill music as you ran down a narrow corridor.
Edit: 33rd place of about 220. About what I deserved this time around.
Orienteering 55:07  6.76 km (8:09 / km) +77m 7:43 / km
Bless the good people of Sweden, who provide a Långpass (forest training O) in addition to the Indoor-O.
It’s all pretty relaxed, with no timing and only tapes in the forest. In contrast to the previous two years, this time the forest was really nice and runnable so it was pure joy especially when the sun came out.
Ran with Anthony and we took turns leading. The nav was a bit shaky but got better eventually. Either way, brilliant fun.