Venezia Orienteering Meeting
MOV, Venezia Pictures from San Marino and Venezia Last Sunday I was running the traditional Venezia Orienteering Meeting. This is the third year in row I am competing in Venezia in November, and as Emil Wingsted said to World of O, I think it is one of the funniest and most challenging races of the year. It is really demanding with more than one hour with intense orienteering in the narrow streets full of tourist, as the same time as you have to plan the coming route choices.

The short story of my race is that I finished with the 2nd fastest time, 1 minute behind the winner Alessio Tenani. But I missed one punching, and I was disqualified. Results and splits

Pictures from San Marino and Venezia On the way to the 8th control I was planning the coming legs, and I just passed the control and continued to orienteer to the 9th control. (By skipping the 8th control I saved around 30 seconds.) I did also one other similar big mistake. On the way to the 22nd control I started to plan the route choice to the 24th control. I forgot where I was on the map, continued running almost to the 23rd control before I had to go back tot the 22nd control, and lost 2 minutes.

I was satisfied with the rest of my race, but can of course not be happy with both being disqualified and doing a 2 minute mistake. Anyway it was good training and I got some positive feedback, for example to the 24th control I was really satisfied with the route I ended up choosing, and had the best split time with 30 seconds margin.

Both Orientering.no and OPN have some comment from me after the race.
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Posted on 17 Nov 2010 by Øystein
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