Ås by Night & Fog Cup #7 (10/03/2015)
Category: Competition
Map/area: Drømtorp/Ski
Organiser: Ås
Distance: 9.19 km
Time: 53:51
Oh, what a wonderful feeling!

After several days of unseasonally warm & nice weather the terrain was effectively snow-free and the ground no longer frozen solid. With +9C I could get rid of most of the extra wool layers I've needed all winter as well! :-)

OK to #1, then I inteded to run alongside the north end of the big out-of-bounds farm area, but decided that the marsh symbols seemed a bit scary so I reconsidered and went north. I probably lost 15+ seconds here.

OK to #3, 4 & 5.

Misjudged the length of the wall alongside #6, I should probably have gone left instead.

OK to #7, 8 & 9.

I had not read the PM (stupid, I know) so I started out crossing a couple of fences towards #10 before I realized that I had to go south anyway. I probably lost 30+ seconds here.

Easy choices to #11 & 12, then I made a small mistake due to many unmapped paths towards #13.

Decided to go straight through the terrain to #14, it might have been faster to stay low and go right along the path.

I lost the direction when leaving the control, so I started out too far right towards #15, otherwise OK.

Relatively obvious route choices to #16, 17, 18 & 19.

I had spent a lot of time while running towards 15 looking for options to #20, when I spotted the opening in the unpassable fence I decided to enter from the south side.

OK to #21 except for a small (15m?) directional mistake into the control.
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Jo Inge : By the way, the marsh symbols are not marsh symbols, but ISSOM symbol 709 Out of bounds area (on this map used on the farm field and extended all the way to private land to show that passage is not allowed between field and private ground ... as mentioned in the PM). The print quality may be sub-standard, but hint: marsh lines goes east-west and out-of-bounds lines north-south. And, since you mention not reading the PM ... the fence crossings couldn't have been easy (I'm impressed). The first one forbidden due to either symbol 524 or 528.1, the second one forbidden due to symbol 707. All symbols according to norm, but sub-standard print quality and night-o may be used as excuses ;-)
Terje Mathisen : Oops! In that case it was a good thing I changed my mind re the route to #2!

I must admit that I never notice the direction of symbols when I have folded my map to only show the currents control(s). In fact I still didn't see it until you pointed it out.

Re. the fence crossings: As an old rock climber and obstacle course runner I've never considered a passable fence as much of a hindrance, but if I had read the PM I would probably have been able to see the added purple lines. (BTW, the fastest method on a high gate like the one 150 m from control 9 is to climb halfway up, lean over while gripping the top with one hand and flip over while reaching down with the other hand and use that to turn into the proper direction so you can start running immediately.)

Anyway, it was really great to get at least partly out in nice dry forest again, for the first time since last fall. Also thanks for the link to route choice analysis! :-)
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