Militært NM Orientering (07/06/2017)
Category: Competition
Map/area: Lathusåsen
Distance: 4.27 km
Time: 30:07
Average HR: 160
Maximum HR: 173
Combined last third of NM Feltidrett and Norwegian Military Championship in Orienteering:

A very good race, more or less perfect!

I knew that the guy who started one minute ahead of me had beaten me by 3.5 minutes in the first part of the championship, when he ran out of the arena to the left in order to avoid the ski jumping hill I decided to go straight and almost blew out by the time I hit the top of the knoll, but going into the control I realized that I had gained nearly 60 seconds, punching the control just behind him.

Towards #2 I had planned to take the easiest route over the top of the hill but followed the main ski track around instead when I realized that I was too tired to take any extra climb. My younger friend from #1 left me behind, but then he missed the control and I was equal again.

We were also together to #3 but to #4 I managed to get away from him and then I found optimal routes to the last relatively easy controls.

In the end I ended up with the bronze medal with just two H21E runners ahead of me, but in the overall competition I had lost too much time to the 6 missed shots: Each of them cost me a 1.5 minutes penalty, so I ended up in 4th place a few seconds behind Jon Arvid Fossum who is even older than me but a much better shot! OTOH I was less than 1.5 min behind the silver medal.
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