Finally got around to scanning my maps and putting the routes on them from the trip to Cyprus and Turkey:
Mediterranean Open Championships
Day 1 in Cyprus, south of Nicosia half an hour or so:
finished 15th out of about 24 in M-65. Foot bothered me a fair amount, but got better every day after that.
Day 2 in Cyprus, sprint in the old city of Nicosia.
finished 9th. No major errors, just a few bobbles.
Day 3 in North Cyprus
after crossing the border, big boom on #2, and my worst day, 21st place. Not so bad after #2, but that was 20 minutes on a leg that should have been no more than 2.
Park World Tour Cappadocia
Day 1 in Cappadocia, after going down in the underground city in the morning:
just training, no race, but really cool features on this map, Mustafapasa.
Day 2, Aciksaray area
in Cappadocia, Aciksaray area, beautiful rock formations, and 1000 year old houses carved out of the cliffs. Fascinating. 11th place.
Day 3 in Goreme, Cappadocia
Rainy, muddy, steep, cool area, finished 10th
Istanbul Spring Meet
Day 1, after flying from Cappadocia, checking into the hotel, taking a stroll down to the race area and back, maybe 5K total
night sprint in old city of Istanbul, area of Hagia Sofia and Blue Mosque. Awesome, finished 9th.
Day 2, Belgrade Forest outside the city, a bit rainy, cold
Belgrade forest outside the city, finished 9th.
Day 3 Sprint in the Grand Bazaar:
This was the most fun of all and by far my best race. Only "mistake" was I didn't see a staircase on the map, ran up it thinking it was a different one and was surprised to see my control at the top instead of around the corner, so maybe saved a bit of time compared to what I thought I was doing. Otherwise very clean, 4th place. No satellites in the Bazaar, I figured, so no track.