Orienteering race (O-ringen Day 5) 1:26:47  11.6 km (7:29 / km)
Start: Had a bit too much breakfast and wasn't feeling great
1: Not in the zone, should have bearing-ed into the control site from the final hill
2: Not really concentrating and getting distracted by other people
3: Bit straight at the start, some following and a parallel mistake on the marshes
4-6: Obvious routes, with a few other people
7: Train starting to form, sitting in 3rd/4th with a Tampereen Pyrintö guy leading it. Should have been more confident in the circle but we all ran to the other control first.
8: Punched seven before the Pyrintö guy but waited a couple of seconds for him to get going so I could raw-hang properly. Didn't have a clue where we were for the next 1.5km to control 8. At one point we passed a massive boulder which I thought might be on the map so I looked at it, I then tripped, so decided it was better not to look at the map and just follow. It got pretty busy around the control as we caught another train (with Petter in it) which had messed up.
9: Dropped down a bit further back.
10: Not sure where we were going but we hit the track well downhill. Also made a schoolboy raw-hanging mistake here as I started following the leaders of the other train instead of the Pyrintö guy, but they weren't as good. They left the track way too early but me and Pyrintö kept going and overtook a load.
11: Via drinks point, 2ft behind Pyrintö
12: Via drinks point, 2ft behind Pyrintö
13: Early on behind Pyrintö but later on he slowed so I navigated the little train in.
14: At the front, slightly left
15: A strong OK Orion guy appeared which was perfect timing for the marshy uphill finish.
16: Followed him round the bottom of the ski-lift and overtook on the uphill
17-F: He got ahead though the mud but he didn't put much effort into sprinting so got him before the last control and got one more on the run-in.
Moved up from 51st to 30th.