WOC Tour 1 H65 (25/06/2022)
Category: Competition
Map/area: Fredrikshåb Vest
Distance: 4.65 km
Time: 36:20
Average HR: 141
Maximum HR: 178

First real race since early February, my left ankle worked almost as normal so I am very happy.
It took me a while to figure out the mapping here but it went pretty well until the end:
I ran as planned to #1, except that the medium green was almost impenetrable and I never spotted the mapped opening just north of the triangle, but when I saw the fence I knew that I was inside the yellow area. Closer to the control I found an unmapped ride the led me towards the tower, then when I cut across I hesitated because the control knoll was invisible in chest-high spruce trees. I decided that the flag had to be there anyway and climbed in, then I found it well hidden. Total time loss of 30-40 s?

My plan to #2 was of course to go north to the ride leading WSW, but I didn't see that. Instead I followed a parallel unmapped ride. To be safe I entered the medium green a little early so I had to fight a bit but found it just in front of me.

Good flow to #3, 4, 5, 6.

The ride system on the second half to #7 was strange, it did not seem to match the map but I still hit the control nicely.

Good flow to #8.

I considered going straight to #9 but saw that it would be much easier from the south so I ran around. At the very end I took the second ride north, but here I was again fooled by an unmapped ride just before the first mapped one. I lost 1.5 here inside the control circle!

I recovered nicely to #10, then #11 seemed to be very easy: Just go east over to the next marsh then up a few contours to the shelf and the control. This was another very well hidden flag, except if you took the chance to run along the marsh then climb up at the very end: From this direction the control was visible, but no others so here I lost almost 2 min within 15-20m from the control. :-(

I was very careful to #12, fought through the green from the correct bend in the ride then dropped all the way down to the depression before I could see the flag.
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