Ås by Night & Fog Cup #2 (30/11/2021)
Category: Competition
Map/area: Siggerud
Distance: 4.81 km
Time: 42:20
Average HR: 152
Maximum HR: 177

Another ÅbN&FC race which I had to run alone a couple of hours after everyone else, in a record-breaking (for me) cold temperature: -14C

I spotted both the boulders towards #1 but still had to turn back 10-15m into the reentrant to get to the flag.

Very easy to #2.

I'm quite happy with #3 even though the green valley was less runnable than I expected and I also hesitated 5-10s when I first encountered the little stream. (I had misread the map and turned more towards the east, so the angle of the stream didn't match what I was expecting.)

I climbed a little bit too high up to #4 but realized that the slabs I ran on had to be the yellow patches so I turned right and saw the control.

There was an unmarked/indistinct trail along the stream halfway to #5, this made it very easy to disregard the option of going straight all the way.

I slid underneath both the cliffs to #6 but then I climbed back up one contour too high (it looked more runnable) and had to drop down when I saw the control.

Pretty much perfect compass bearing to #7, reading the contour details past the top of the knoll.

More nice direction running for the first part to #8, then the path for a short while before I wanted to run around the green on the south side: From my GPS track it looks like I succeeded in doing that but in reality the planted spruce extended a bit longer. I twould have been faster probably to just follow the path all the way around. Near the end I simply dropped down on the lower path, then followed that until it reached an obvious low point where I knew the control had to lie due west.

Compass towards #9, did not see the three boulders but the dual cliffs were very obvious.

SImplified the last control with easy path running, did not seem to lose significant time due to this.
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Ås by Night & Fog Cup #2 (30/11/2021) Ås by Night & Fog Cup #2 (30/11/2021)