HVO Chase Start Red/Blue
8.8 km (5:53 / km) +249m 5:09 / kmMapRoute Gadget
Really fast and fun course in chase start format! Red and Blue shared the same course and I started 8 minutes behind the Red course leader, Andis, 3 minutes behind the Red course mass start, and 2 minutes behind the Blue Course leader, Greg. Saw only a handful of people, and didn't stick long with them ;) Didn't see Greg unfortunately. Pretty happy with my race but had very few errors that I need to straighten out if I want to win.
4. 10 s
5. 40 s
Mistake on 4 was due to hesitation.
Mistake on 5 was a mixture of a poor exit and not correcting enough out of it / not reading the features of the hill in front of me carefully enough.
Mistake on 13 was due to a poor exit / poor compass. I overestimated how much climb it was too the control, and hit a feature similar to what I thought the opening was. I also hit some rocks here, and only started figuring out I was making a mistake when I saw there was no control there.
Mistake on 22 was due to not reading the leg / poor exit. Did not read the beginning of the route and missed the very obvious choice of running down.
Big one is compass out of controls carefully and have a quick attackpoint immediately out of the control that can confirm I am going out of the control correctly. This will help me on bigger mistakes like that of 5 and 13.
Actually read the legs, even if it's at the end of the course and seems obvious.
If everything has been lining up, have confidence!