The earliest start from our group was Cameron at around 10am, and the latest was Luan at 12:05.
As I prepped for my 11:59 start, I was amazed at the amount of people at the event, hundreds after hundreds of orienteers filling the main field. We all felt a bit nervous, as the day before we struggled on the under 12 course. I was about to attempt an under 18 course... As I set off I started slow and tried to just make sure I knew where I was going. At first it was really difficult, almost like it was our first time orienteering, as I was trying to find what worked and didn't work for me.
Our trip to the museum has been postponed so we all discussed our route choices. Most of us felt it was a new and difficult experience of the Swedish forests.
After a nice warm shower we all settled down and started to relax as Tania went over routes with a few of us, and helped us to realise the once dreaded forests weren't actually so bad. With a few comparisons learnt quickly from our many mistakes.
We all played a friendly game of ultimate frisbee (Myself, Ryno, Tinus, Tristan and Cameron VS Carl, Carla, both Sarahs, Heather and Luan in which our team won 8-4). Tristan and Heather started on the dinner and the rest of us played a game of Uno as the sun was setting.
Written by Dylan Fenthum