Ås by Night & Fog Cup #2 (25/11/2014)
Category: Competition
Map/area: Svartskog
Distance: 5.74 km
Time: 52:49
Night-O without a proper compass is very difficult!

The plan was to take the safe route to #1, following the path until the ride, follow that past the logged area and then cut over to the path, but when I was fooled by an unmapped track up through the area that's mapped with dark green, I really lost it: Whne I cut over the hill to find the path but hit a wide open logged area I had no idea at all where I was for several minutes until I recovered on the knoll SSW of the control. I must have lost at least 3-4 min here!

#2 should have been easy, but not when running with an old wobbly thumb compass with an air bubble in it, lost another 20-30 sec.

I managed to keep pretty good control towards #3, including finding the beginning of the indistinct path, but when that lead off too far right I lost another minute or so.

#4 resulted in exactly the same story, OK direction until I hit the indistinct creek, but when that was a proper ditch with a lot of water I got insecure and thought I had ended up too far south and lost another 1-2 minutes.

From this point on I started to run more or less with my nose on top of the compass, checking it far more frequently and the rest of the controls went OK.
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Audun B : Ser du tok av på det samme tråkket som meg, til din 1. min 6. Det virket jo som det var semiåpent oppover der, og ikke mørkegrønt... Jeg merket jo at kompasset ikke var helt enig med retningen på tråkket, men tok litt tid før jeg reagerte og skjønte hva som var skjedd.
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