Swedish League #4 (WRE) Middle
H21E3 - 16th - 771 pts
Legs were tired from yesterday. Start was uphill and I stuck with the guy starting in E2 at the same time as me. Was a bit stuck behind the D20 and H20 too as it was a narrow path and they had a slightly better starting place. Decided on straight to 1. Seemed to far down to go to the road. Picked up the climbs then stayed left and saw the open in front of the control to drop into it. It was fairly buried (though not on the ground and trampled on like for Shea).
Straight to 2 and I had caught my 2 minute man. There was a guy standing on top of a crag clearly looking at the control at the bottom. Jumped off it and punched it. People going everywhere in the forest here.
Same route as for 19 yesterday. Past the funky plants in the valley. Compass was not good off the last hill and came too far left. Saw the craggy bits though and headed downhill but veered when I saw a control on a knoll and some lady asked me if I knew where I was. Wasn't my control but it did tell me where I was.
Stayed high for 4 to get runnability on the hill. Compass was bad down the hill again and I got distracted by a higher control.
Thought left was risky for 5 but decided to go for it. Ended up right of the first green bit so continued with the intention of bashing through the green. Didn't see the gap in the first green under the line. End green was thick so I went around.
Again looking for runnability stayed higer. No attackpoint though left me floundering in the green. Eventually found a crag and came back for it.
Legs were in a bad way going up to 7 and I fell into a fallen tree what cost me some time. Control was easy.
Again taking some running but misread when I needed to go up. Ran a bit too far around and then when I did head up I wasn't sure of where I was. Ended up below the control on a feature that looked like the control should be there. Realised it after a bit and climbed up.
Didn't like the look of the crags to the left. Went right and got up high to the open bits to be sure of position. (maybe not as high as I drew though). Dropped in, hesitated for about 5s and then turned left to get it well.
10: straight. Guy I started with reappeared on this leg and I was trying to stay with him. Bit of hashing and my legs were having a tough time. Went straight up the hill and read my way into the control for a spike.
Had a brainwave to go around for 11. That was wrong. Realised at some point and cut up to get the open bits. Small hesitation at the second one as that was where I thought it was at the first one to punch it just behind the other guy.
Straight again keeping a little right and saw the wall. went up the ridge then kept left to hit the control
I was not running fast for 13 though I knew I should be. Just on the compass and needed to hit the big marsh and keep going straight. Picked left of the hill as it seemed more definite and then followed the crags to the control.
Ran though the semi open which was rough so just beelined to the open. Suffered across the field and up the hill to the last one.
I wanted a faster run in than yesterday. It didn't happen.
16th - 771 pts
Happy enough. A big improvement over yesterday and some positives to take. Need to be a bit better in the control circle though.