Forest Qualifier at Tisvilde Hegn, west end of the forest from where we did the model yesterday. Temps again in the 70s and sunny. I was in heat 4 and started just before noon. 1:7500 map, 2.5m contours; 4.3 km, 65m climb SL.
Short leg to control 1, easy, then a long leg to 2, (edited: swinging left to run trails part of the way) passing through evergreen plantation areas (with tons of rides) that I would revisit later in the course.
Did fine on the next few, then missed a trail heading to 6 (edit: intermediate one I took is mapped as intermittent trail over brown which I didn't read on the map as a trail but was actually a trail/ditch) but figured it out when I reached the main trail. Then I made the grievous error of not having a solid attackpoint and missed my control by a lot, taking twice the time on that leg that I should have....grrr. Safe routes the rest of the way in, going around N on the trail on the long leg from 7-8 (I think; no maps until tomorrow after the final) rather than straight through potentially junky woods. (Edit: SW to the larger trail may have been more direct and faster but with more time in the woods.)
Good on the rest; was tired at the finish and had to walk part of the 175m run-in.
Ended up 30th in my heat, but even without the error wouldn't have made the cutoff for the A final, so it's off to B I go tomorrow. Kinda wish I was in C just because they go out about 2 hours earlier.