Saturday took place 40theditionofSkoreCupcompetition, atraditionalcompetitionwith certainspecial rules that arevery interesting. Armed with40 minutes, anda polygonof controls,had totry tocollectas manycontrols as possible withoutexceeding the time, because foranytimeexceedingexists a penalty, and how much greaterisovercomingthe moreharshpenalty was. Items10 to19worth1 point each, the20to 29,by 2points, those from 30-39by 3pointsand controls 60 and 61 were notinstalled. Belowyou can seethe version thatI choseandImade19 points. I wasthe only one thatI choseto goin the direction ofthe station26andthe base of the decisionwasthatIfeltready totakethe hillin the chestwhen I was not tired, and in return, depending on the timeleft, tocollectitems whicharemore manageable.I lost3 minutes atstation21, where I haddoubts aboutthe positionof(and as seeningps line was positioneda littlefurther southonlevel) and at thelast control100 I do not know whatI hadinmindand tookintomakingthe wrong directionmaking about 100mfurther, and almostto make me toexceedthe time limit.
The first stageof the competitionhadstartedright next tothe treewhere is told that Rakoczi hadtied his horse. I started the route with disbelief,not understandingwhythere was no needfora station‘CHECK’ and one‘START’. NowI learn (and I will rememberit) thatthemost of big sprint competitions do not use it. Aftercompleting the course,Ifound thatI couldmakebetterchoicesfor Item 4andthe control 5, boththrough the top. Atstation7 Ihad a littlehesitationand I gota little higher, but besidesthosementioned before,my overall time increased because of my running speed(sigh).
Avery good ideaof theorganizers wasto make available tocompetitorsa smallmazethatyou couldoccupyyourtime with until the nextstart.I acceptedSamir’s challange to have one route with a mapwithoutcodes. UnfortunatelyI lost theprovocation, with a hesitationtostation6.Map with thismazeI have returned itlater.
After lunch,there wasa secondstage. Ihoped to be better thaninthe morningstage, but I hadnotablemistakes. Imanaged towatchfrom the startthat wasan alley, butwhen I ranit looked more like atrail, so I missedthe very firstcontrol. Iarrivedatconrol 6upperthanI anticipated, andI hesitatedtocontrol9.
In stage3,thelong distance, it was a little unpleasant that I leftthetrackquite late. I had noideawhatthe symbolof the firstcontrol was, and I thoughtthe first timeit’s kindofpeak (relative tothe conventionaldescription). It was actuallya pole, which otherwiseI wouldhave represented it asablackX. The followingcontrols have not raisedanyissueuntil thecontrol 5.I saw ahunting place,whichconfused meandmade methink Ideviatedquite a lotfrom the route. The sign was actualyvery close tothe path, and awayI could notsee itvery well. At Item 6I had ahesitation, just as I didincontrol11, where I gota little moreto the right.
Starting with control 4I gota ladywho hasadjustedvariantsbased on mefor the followingsections, which I do not like at all. I neveragreedthis, andas a result,I decidedto changemy equipmentin the futurewitha lessvisible onein the woods