The second ranking event in October was held around Aberdeen Reservoir on 22nd October. This was a relatively long event with the expected winning time about 55 minutes.
When I got the map, WTF?!
5.5 km with 6 CONTROLS ONLY?!
This is just a cross-country run with route choices! IS THIS REALLY ORIENTEERING AT ALL???
I couldn’t finish this “cross-country run” within the time limit of 2 hours because I took a bad route choice. I attempted to go 1-A-B-3-C-D-2, while others took 1-A-E-F-2 or even 1-A-E-direct-2. However, there is a bit of 100% green near 2 from E so I didn’t took that, but other competitors reported that they successfully crossed that bit of green to the control.
I ended up with only 2 valid scores in this year in middle/long ranking.