O - Race 26:30  *** 4.0 km (6:38 / km)
14c shoes: Nvii F1(3)
WOC Middle Qualification.
This is the first time I have ever run a WOC middle quali, and only the second WOC forest quali as well. Went pretty much as expected, tried to start fast with my fellow startees and got into a nice rhythm on the first part of the course. Later on I got a bit put off by the long routechoice and my own feeling in the forest. This probably contributed to my mistake later on and then a general bit of faff on the last few controls.
Through to the final in a reasonable position to main objective complete.