orienteering 1:18:37  13.21 km (5:57 / km) +80m 5:47 / km
SM relay - I got a chance to run on a Linné team, as many people dropped out because of feeling a bit sick or a bit injured. Swedish racing culture is quite different in this way, as even a slight sore throat or cough will make a Swedish orienteer quit a race or choose to quarantine themselves so as not to infect their teammates. But I was thrilled, none the less, to get a chance to race.
I ran third leg, on the club's fourth team with Johan Hamelius, and Olof Eriksson racing the first two legs. 114 teams signed up in total and we wanted to finish higher than our bibs (46th) because we thought that was how the team placed last year (in actuality, there were only three teams the year before). We finished 72nd.
Johan had a great lead leg, passing off just in front of our 2nd and 3rd teams, and Olle was going quite strong through the spectator control but lost a lot of time on one leg near the end. He handed off to me, apologizing, at about the same time that Taby and Roslagen went out.
The course was super fun, and I ran pretty well. I had no big mistakes, but near the end of the course I ran right past my number 18, and bobbled number 20 by getting into the wrong broad reentrant. I was running in the woods with the Taby runner for the first half, but my blunders near the end added up and he finished a couple of minutes ahead.
Super fun weekend, great to be part of such a fantastic club.