Run race ((orienteering)) 1:03:00  *** 5.4 km (11:40 / km) +170m 10:05 / km
One of the incentives to come over a couple of days earlier than I might otherwise have done was that this weekend was the annual event run by Lunderseter IL, the club of the rural area near Kongsvinger that Jim grew up in (and where his parents and sister still live) - I've not orienteered there before. The event itself was about the size of the events I've been more used to doing on Saturdays of late, although more of the participants were related to each other at this one than is the case in Bendigo (of course, I was contributing to this).
I'd been led to believe that the terrain was physically tough and it was - lots of soft blueberries in even the more open forests. Struggled to run much of it, which probably wasn't a surprise for the first time back in Nordic terrain for four years. Also had trouble getting into the map (especially which contour features were and weren't mapped) and lost time on four of the first five, although none of them more than a minute or so. Settled a bit more after that with only a couple of pulling up shorts that didn't cost much time. Not a lot of energy, perhaps not surprising for a first day. Couldn't blame the conditions either as they were ideal (mild with low humidity, a marked contrast with what's happening further south in Europe at the moment).