Run race ((orienteering)) 1:02:40  *** 7.8 km (8:02 / km) +135m 7:24 / km
WMOC forest qualifier. Cut it fine and thought for most of the day that I wasn't going to make it - at one stage I was in the position of having to beat 8 of the last 10 starters to get through, but ended up getting 9 of them (and even then I wasn't totally sure, because a few people - although only one in our class - got new start times after missing their starts due to traffic jams).
The run itself was a steady one without being anything too special. Had one mistake of consequence, a 1-minuter on 9, and a bit hesitant on a few (particularly the flatter, lower-visibility ones), but my splits were in general very consistent - just consistently not very fast. At the sharp end of our heat, Fredrik Lowegren did 45, and Matthias Niggli 47. Not as spread out as usual for a forest qualifier, a reflection of the reasonably flat and fast terrain.
Under no illusions as to my capacity to contend at the front end tomorrow, even if (as I hope) it will be more technical. Number one goal is to avoid becoming a victim of the rule I was responsible for writing and stay out of the bottom 25% (who go down to the long B final).