Jukola First Leg (15/06/2013)
Category: Competition
Map/area: Synninlukko
Country: Finland
Discipline: Relay
Leg: 1
Distance: 13.67 km
Time: 75:37
Average HR: 171
Maximum HR: 180

I ran first leg for Verdal OK at Jukola. We started number 538 so I was a bit back, but I wasn’t far from the side and it was easier to run around the other runners. The start was really crazy with so many runners but it was awesome. I ran quite well without any time lost in the beginning, but it was quite easy because of all the other runners and because it was so light. However, I lost a lot of time at the 12th control. I ran right past the control with other runners going to a different split and lost 2 minutes. I ran pretty well after that. The pace of the other runners was a bit slow in the forest, but because there was so many there was a track formed which was much easier to run on than the open forest. It was therefore difficult to pass other runners except on roads and large trails etc, and I should have pushed more in these sections. I finished in 110th position, 5 minutes behind the leader, and our team finished 274th.

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