Long distance mass start orienteering race. Got in a pack with Mikael, Mathias and Andrine. Mostly together until the long leg. When the others continued on the trail around, I cut off the trail and bushwacked down to the marsh and onto the secret trail down the valley. Mikael and Mathias joined. I think we got a good 1.5 minute lead here.
We didn't run as aggressively after that and were just waiting for the finishing sprint. Tried a little surge up a hill towards the last control, but couldn't shake the other two. Mikael overtook me towards the finish, didn't think I'd beat him in a sprint, so I took a different route. Then Mathias, who I also didn't think I'd beat took the remaining good route and I got stuck on a ridiculous route through the valley of hopelessness trying desperately to get to the finish control. Little did I know, Andrine had caught us somehow, and snuck ahead of me just behind Mathias. Yet another mass-start fail :)
On the plus side, the legs were good. Results