Champions!   2 comments

We won.

Roni won D21A, and she is the Israeli Champion for the fourth time after a five year break. She says it's because of a lack of competition, and that's true, but I think she's orienteering better than ever, and also that having a baby has made her stronger and tougher. In any case I can take the credit – both for training her as an elite orienteer in the past, and for the baby.

I won H40, by the impossible margin of 2 SECONDS. I beat Nir Yasur, who was second, by 5 seconds on the first day, and lost to him by 3 seconds on the second day. Here's a chart of my lead in seconds over both days (F = finish, S = spectator control):

A few anecdotes:

  • My biggest mistake on each day was after the spectator control.
  • We finished second and third on both days. The orienteers who were first on each day (in both cases by a margin of 11 seconds) ended up 4th and 6th overall.
  • Déjà vu – day two was where I sprained my ankle last year. I fell and banged my knee exactly where our course passed closest to that point (about 100m away).
  • As far as I know, Nir has only been orienteering for 4-5 years. At the rate he's improving, he's going to thrash me next year.

I'll post my route analyses over the next few days.

Posted 26/02/2012 by dchissick in Uncategorized

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  1. congratulations!

  2. Anonymous writes:Well done! and thanks for a great competition…

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