O-Festivalen H60 Middle (29/06/2019)
Category: Competition
Map/area: Vestmarka/Larvik
Distance: 4.13 km
Time: 38:10
Average HR: 158
Maximum HR: 194
A good race under tough conditions, very glad to repeat my win from last year. Very interesting orienteering, the veteran classes got a 1:5000 enlargement which meant that it was in fact possible to orienteer into every control. I made a few smaller mistakes & hesitations, but no serious time loss.

Very good flow to #1 & #2, then to #3 I misread the control description, believing that the flag was NE of the knoll instead of in the saddle. A windfall made the passage between the two levels of cliffs difficult, this cost me a few seconds.

OK to #4, then I considered multiple options to #5 before deciding upon the route I took which would give me a very easy entry to the flag on the north side of the dot knoll. I did in fact spot the control almost from the path.

OK to #6 & #7, then I had my worst split to #8 where I should have followed the main yellow path much longer before contouring into the control. The way I ran forced me to climb up and down a couple of short, sharp hills.

I had big problems figuring out if #9 should be attacked from the west or east side, I though east looked a few meters shorter so I chose that route and win the split very clearly.

OK flow to #10 & 11, then I took paths as long as possible to #12 but I still had to walk a few meters on the steepest part.

Very careful to #13, did not want to mess up a good run!

I could have gone a bit straighter to #14 but the hillside down to the valley below looked OK and I knew there had to have been a few people in front of me breaking trail through the green to reach the road.

I could have followed the white ridge to the last control but the green valley was planted spruce, so flat and very runnable after a few people had passed through it before me.
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Bjørn : Gratulere, sjekket sporene dine før jeg så på strekktider, og skjønte ikke veivalget til P8, virker klart mye bedre og dra mye lengre på stien før du svinger venstre.. og strekktiden din, selv rett i men likevel mye tidstap tyder på at den analysen er rett. Enig?
Terje Mathisen : Bjørn Sverre, du har helt rett: Dette var mitt klart verste strekk, jeg klatret opp og ned mellom 4 rader av stup helt unødvendig, jeg skulle ha tatt av fra traktorveien mye senere.
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