Amazing forest, tough and technical. Very saturated from snow and rain so quite tough running. Felt good before mass start and good wee warmup. Aim was to nail all bearings and be conifedent and accurate into the control circle.
1 started quite quick and aimed for quite straight route hit green cane round then traversed marshes, bit distracted by other orienteers and didn’t really have a plan into control. Drifted left down to large marsh so piped back right up to control. 2 easy line out contour round into control. Was with front pack runners. 3 bearing out and over, head up boom. 4 aimed for marsh crossing quite straight line, nasty slow climb out of 3. Crossed marsh and judges up over route vs contour round. Marsh was grotty so came high followed crags up through gap and down into control. Didn’t check circle so was 5m left. 5 up renetrant head up looking for hill. 6 aim was to follow ridge line using cliff as edge then come down at high point round into control. Was too far right so popped down to late and misrelocated on southern hill got very confused. Should have stayed closer to cliffs and kept better contact maybe broken leg down more. 7 relocated and starightford renetrant up to control. 8 aim for straight line to small hills and then follow high to big marsh. Hit marsh well but a bit right his was low. Came to far right and had to banana back. Should have had clearer plan into control. 9 nice bearing out pick features fine. 10 aimed left of marsh then along side following line hit veg boundary saw renetrant on left and dead on control line. 11 path option along hill and in. Bit grotty. 12 bearing and contour round. Aiming high hit double boulder boom. Started a little left out of control but came round and neat into control. Should have read circle better. 14 almost took right path line but stayed low on line was on point but marsh a little grotty. 15 did joint with Oskar at slower pace straightforward control. 16 right line, into control located off marsh straight in head up.17 almost drowned horrible cold marsh. So skipped to 18-20-finish
- need to work on that into control plan the last third of leg, need have better focus and plan for last section
- if plan is vague break it down, focus on the compass https://drive.google.com/file/d/1oE_BRM933o8l-Gv3L...