Orienteering race (jukola relay) 2:10:00  12.8 km (10:09 / km)
Jukola relay first leg, for a random Finnish team - a corporate team for a supermarket. We started in 1603 so expectations were low. It had also finally cooled down, but was raining a little. Didn't bother warming up, I figured the start run would be slow enough from where I was starting.
Cruised the first section, the start was slow and heaps of traffic. So many people who didn't have a clue. Did a lot of run and relocate orienteering at the start. felt quite good running for the first half.
The middle section of the course was good.the crowds had thinned out a little and the features were more definite so it was easier to hit the controls well. Towards the end I started to get tired and it was a bit harder to keep track of where you were, so I lost a bit of time. The trains had also split into bunches who often didn't know what was going on. I ended up running by myself to find controls a few times. The last section of the course was easy enough, but I was completely stuffed, cold and hungry. I ended up 1035, nearly 600 places up. Got a bit funny in the head after I finished but ok after the first aid people fed me some sugar.
I had been regretting doing the jukola leg, but in the end it was really fun, and a great course. It was also a great everyone to run a night leg and pretty crazy back in the pack. Saw some weird stuff, including wooden hunting targets - a moose, deer and wolf.