Nynäsnight #4 in Tjäderleksbergen
Simulated relay start. I was on the medium and started in the last group, Pontus & Carl Johan also with me and the long runners. Didn't find the tag at 1 on the longer gaffle and was a little behind. Little unsure to 2 as a result but corrected well. Night => path route to 2. Catching some earlier starters so behind someone on this leg. Jumped in front once we hit the forest. Pretty excellent line, but small loop in the circle. CJ had the other gaffle, caught Johanna deciding where the control wasn't due to Olof & Albin A standing right beside the tag.
Plan for 4 was straight as far at the path, then right of the line using the features to line me in. First part was grand until the second ditch I crossed. Then came across Pontus on a path. This was not the real path but it seemed legit and followed it, not keeping track of the features. Reckoned I was left and tried to get it back. Not moving quickly but eventually got back in the game when I came across the long linear hill. From there confirmed with the cairn and Johanna had nearly caught back up. Really nice into the control from there and got a gap on Pontus. Nice to 5, confident and sure.
Not enough concentration leaving 6, refolding map. Wanted to be more to the right but went past the cairn. Kind of lost myself after that and wasn't moving super quickly until the crag in the open and then the rock in the valley. From there in was top class again.
Refolding map again leaving 6 and didn't compass the first 25-50m which was really bad form. Copped it when Pontus was too my right and I was on a flat hill. Homed in on it well.
Bit of pressure then to finish it off nicely. Worked it well, concentrating and paying attention to my distance. Pontus dropped left and I spiked 8. Then 9, using the hill to the left before it.
Good fun. Also, and perhaps more importantly, decent orienteering. Focus and doing a review of how orienteering in Lunsen works at lunch time were the big factors. Also a decent amoutn of luck!