JWOC Spectator Races: Stage 1 - Pieriskiai, Lithuania. H21S (i.e. M21L) 27C, sunny.
The first day - and, as it turns out, my best day. I had reasonably high hopes that I would do well, as I had been to seven orienteering events in June, plus some serious effort on the bike, in terms of training. It was certainly hot today, but not as hot as it would get later in the week, so the heat did not affect me badly. The orienteering was technical, but I felt good, but took risks, running fast in terrain that would be a nightmare to relocate in. Normally, I don't get away with taking risks, but it just all went right this time.
Ironically, my only significant mistake was a 60 second bit of confusing in a non-technical area at the very end of the course - I misread the feature in the middle of the control circle, and, only a few metres away, aimed off in the wrong direction.
This was my best result of the week, and not only did I beat my JOK contempories, but also the other British runners on my course.