On Friday i was traveling to Lappeenranta, Finnish city near the Russian border, on the plane was Finland championship in Middle distance, qualification in the morning and 2 hours later the final, busy day but this is the new Finnish standard.
After a long trip from Tampere on Friday evening we arrived in Lappeenranta and goes to Model event, some ideas what looking for the competition terrain.
I ran some controls and got impression from the terrain, low visibility, wet marshes and a lot of trees on the ground - Finnish forest typical. Pure orienteering.
first start for the middle qualification, luckily i got a good start lists because the rules as changed in Finland and now its according the WRE.
in the beginning of the race i decide to take it easy then i ran easy to the first control, to the secound control my plane was to make this leg from the right of the line but planes as changed then i was climbing to the control. 1 minute mistake.
5th control i did good until the circle, i saw another control and i decided to check the code, then i go back to my control - non confident mistake. 20S' mistake.
7th control i ran it quite well, but approx 40 meters before the control i didn't understand the cliffs and found another control on the hill. 1 minute mistake.
until the end i was pushing hard but its to much 2:30 minutes mistake for Final A.
this performance gave me only a 27th place. 25:33 minutse for 4.1K.
If i will realize my result for Israeli level its mean excetly 6 minutes per kilometer, in Israel it can be defiantly crazy result but in Finland its another level.
After the first races in the morning, two hours later was another run- the finals competition, FinalB2.
start the race good until 3th control but then i made 3 minutes mistake to 4th control and lost all my motivation and hot weather - 30 Celsius- also not helped it so i decide just to enjoy the amazing terrain and in the same time i felt very tired :D