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Yesterday we had a national event in Park Hasharon (this map is now called "the marshes of Hadera", but there are no marshes there nowadays, even in this rainy season). I had to rush to a family occasion, so I started early and ran almost alone in the terrain – very runnable sand dunes with lots of bushes, mapped very accurately in 1:7,500. In my opinion the orienteering was easy, due to the high quality of the map, but the challenge was to maintain full concentration and speed throughout the course – every leg except 12-13 required constant map contact, and missing even one large bush could be costly.
I had an almost perfect run (45:05 for 5.9km), with tiny losses of time only at controls 2 and 9, and won H40 by a second. I'm especially satisfied with my running ability – my legs weren't fresh because I ran on both Thursday and Friday, and I'd lost a week of training during the last cycle (of 3 weeks between national events) due to army duty.

Posted 25/12/2011 by dchissick in Uncategorized

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