Orienteering1:25:24  13.25 km (6:27 / km) +104m6:12 / km
Gaffled long distance. Tired and not all too up for this. Went for a long warm up with Joe and Alasdair - partly as I knew wouldn't do so much after and partly a sly ploy to start a bit later and have more tracks through the snow..
Stated well and got into a rhythm quite quickly so it actually wasn't as much of a grind as I thought. The tracks were really helpful in parts, as was the long path run in the middle of the course.
Orienteering55:38 7.55 km (7:22 / km) +103m6:54 / km ahr:139 max:158
Middle style course.
Taking it easy (still tough in the snow) and trying to focus on the absolute basics - folding and thumbing the map, planning and following a route.
Was good. I made a couple of small mistakes near the controls but succeeded in general.
Running14:12 3.06 km (4:38 / km) +30m4:25 / km ahr:129 max:142
Running14:42 2.78 km (5:17 / km) +35m4:58 / km ahr:115 max:151
Orienteering1:08:15 10.49 km (6:30 / km) +90m6:14 / km ahr:158 max:171
Mass start night training.
Huge field, definitely the next best thing to tiomila first leg. Trying to be disciplined about when to do my own thing and when to stay with the pack. Was a bit far back at the start but worked my way through well and caught up with the leaders eventually. Lost the pack right at the end when it split and I decided to follow Gustav. He then stopped and walked home 1 minute later. Made it to the control after the pack had just left and couldn't get back on before the end. Positive nonetheless.