Ås by Night & Fog Cup # 6 (12/02/2013)
Category: Competition
Map/area: Ringvoll
Organiser: Ås
Distance: 6.27 km
Time: 61:52
A bit too much snow for an individual start race! I started first and had some problems finding the paths underneath the snow, i.e. I lost a couple of minutes to the first control with just a 15-20 s mistake inside the control circle.

I had good control towards nr 2 until I passed the cliff area, but then I did a little parallel mistake, believing I was in the marsh leading to the control, lost maybe a minute?

Nr 3 was very good.

OK to nr 4, although I believed for a while that I was following the path through the big marsh. I realized this when I had gone far enough and found the control marker easily.

Nr 5 was OK except for very deep snow in some areas, plus a 30-second check further out in the shallow reentrant where the control cliff was located.

I lost a lot of time to nr 6 because I ran in the old felled area: It would have been a couple of minutes faster to stay in the white and light green forest!

Nr 7 was OK for a while, but the very slow going in the snow caused me to misjudge the distance, so about 100 m before the control I thought I was already at it and started checking possible placements. I recovered when in the saddle between the two distinct hills.

OK to nr 8, it might have been faster to start left of the line, going south of most of the green and hitting the indistinct path, but that seemed like a dangerous route choice at night under these conditions since I already knew that the big path was pretty well trampled.

I hit a patch of windfall on my way to 9 which almost caused me to go off route but I checked the compass bearing and recovered.

OK to the last control and the finish line.
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