Well I went in with the right attitude then got all excited and a little bit carried away with the atmosphere. On the way to the second control I hit a track, didn’t wait half a second for my compass to settle and ran off in the wrong direction at the junction slightly confused as to where I was…. Basically I ran off the edge of the map. I headed back then relocated but I’d say I lost a good portion of time on that mistake alone. I fought hard to get back up but then lost more time near the end. I made sure I really enjoyed the last few controls and ran hard right to the finish to end WOC for me for 2013.
Overall I was left feeling a little disappointed and had ok runs in both the long and sprint qualifications but let myself down a little in the relay and the middle. Oh well more experience to draw on in the future I guess if nothing else. The orienteering itself was really fun and technical and I can’t wait to do some more orienteering in Finland again!
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