OBIK P4 (12/05/2016)
Category: Competition
Map/area: Isdammen Årvollåsen
Organiser: Norges Bank
Distance: 4.85 km
Time: 37:54
Average HR: 159
Maximum HR: 174
OK race, not too many mistakes and decent (not great) running shape:

1: Easy start, good flow.

2: I aimed for the saddle point but ended up slightly too far south. It might have been better to aim much closer to #7 to get a more gradual climb which I might have been able to run up.

(Edit after seeing the official results: Karl Aasmund Erøy beat me by 43 s on this split! I'm pretty sure this means that he took the long but almost flat route along the paths to the north, but his execution must have been close to perfect!)

3: Very easy when I used the indistinct paths since they turned out to be quite good. I regained a clear lead here and increased it to 6:10 over the following controls.

4: Very good.

5: Very good all the way until the end where I had misread the control description and looked for a flag at the top of the knoll. This meant that I didn't see the the control when I passed it by a couple of meters. I think I lost close to half a minute here, but I still won the leg by 27 s.

6: I made a wide right bend in order to do most of the climb on paths instead of the heather.

7: Good flow, very easy following the contours south.

8: OK except for stopping 10 m due east of the control before I spotted it after a few seconds.

9: A horrible control with about 50 m of ascent along the best route, which I think I found. I used the cliffs before the final path and the boulder just past it as my attack points and I it perfectly in the middle of the dense green (spruce trees).

10: Back up again...

11: I could probably have gone a bit more straight here, but by going directly for the eastmost paths the control was very easy. I did hesitate a bit midways when I first hit that path due to a number of unmapped structures in addition to the big lavvo (shaped like a teepee) shown with a black circle.

12: The only/main problem here was the fact that so close to habitation there were paths more or less everywhere so it was somewhat hard to make sure I ran along my planned route. I used the boulder due south of the control as my attack point.

13: Here I had the same type of difficulty as to #12, i.e. paths more or less everywhere. :-)
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Karl Aasmund : The mentioned left choice on trails around to the north could have been chosen by me 30 years ago when I still was a competent street runner. Today I did almost the same as you did on this second leg. I have not yet checked my GPS trace, but I think I ran exactly on the line up to the path at the top of the hill and then turned a bit right straight ahead east to a perfect hit into the path bend before the trail junction. I then ran on course down the hill to- and over the middle of the marsh, with an easy approach into the control. The marsh wasn’t wet at all and it was easy to maintain the speed.
A well-executed leg, but how long was Adam in paradise? I lost it all to the next control! I thought I ran on the path to the left of the line, but I really ran the same path as you did and ended down to the right in another re-entrant when I thought I turned into the control. I had to turn back to hit a place to regain the map control and lost more than two and a half minute….
Terje Mathisen : Thanks Karl Aasmund!

As I originally wrote I expected that it would have been a bit faster to run straight first, avoiding the small steps & cliffs on my route to the top of the hill, plus the split times on the final downhill legs show that you seem to be able to run faster than me in those parts, but I must still congratulate you on a perfectly executed leg!

When I finished yesterday I did expect I would win the course, but not by so many minutes. :-)
Bjørn Sverre Gulheim : Nice work - both of you... it is something to pull forward to... :) with my "lower than yours" orienteringskill route like the norht path will work just fin ... :)
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