Latvian Middle Champs
No preparation whatsoever, and mostly ran because the terrain is just amazing and as preparation for tomorrow and next week´s relay race.
Last time with a map in the forest was at WC, and in similarish terrain more than half a year, so no real expectations but still wanted to properly race.
Picked up the map and was shortly at 'awe' by the map but got nicely to the 1. control so was confident that this could work. Lost 4' at the 2. control though, 1' for real and the other 3' by not seeing the control when standing max. 30m away from the control and looking at the object, bad luck I guess.
Rudolfs overtook me already, Uldis just arrived so tried to get away from him and basically ran alone from then onwards. Did a decent job on the next controls, somehow again didn´t see control 8. Some smaller uncertainties here and there but for no training in this terrain quite fine overall.
Basically would be an okay result without those extra 3' at control 2.
Beautiful terrain though, so will be fun at tomorrow´s relay!SplitsGPS