O - Sprint Race 16:19  *** 3.9 km (4:11 / km)
17c slept:8.5 shoes: Inov8 190
World Champs Sprint Relay 2nd Leg
Went out just off the back of the front group, had Matthias Reiner just in sight for a section, and knew that Florian and Jerker were just ahead. Eventually managed to catch up to Matthias, and then Florian appeared just in front after two more controls, and then Jerker appeared at the second last. So back in 2nd place, just off the back of Florian.
A wise orienteer once said to me that orienteering is inherently an unfair sport because you cannot accurately show the true runnability through the forest. I know that forking/gaffeling is an essential part of relay running, but you have got to try to get the forking as even as possible. I think the forking on the very south of the area is around a 25-30 second difference between the options if executed properly. I don't think that it makes for a fair competition.