Occassional thoughts about orienteering

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Headcam video from Nuuk, Greenland


I ran one of the races in Nuuk, Greenland, with my GoPro headcam. You can see the Video+GPS+map to get a sense of the terrain around Nuuk.

The weather was perfect for making a video. Sunshine. Blue sky with a few clouds. The views of the terrain surrounding Nuuk (around controls 7 and 9) were especially nice. The wide angle lens on the camera makes the surrounding mountains look further away than they are. But, you should still get a sense of the scenery.

Nothing much to say about my run. I was the first starter and guessed that the first control would be to the east. I grabbed the map and headed that way, not looking at the map until I was past the bit of marshy ground and on the pavement. That's when I saw that I'd guessed wrong. I missed the 5th control. My route to the finish was the worst option. I began running along the road, but then decided I didn't like to run with all the traffic, so I headed up the hill and took the stairway to the finish.

I'll try to write more about the orienteering in Greenland and Iceland over the next few days.

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posted by Michael | 2:03 PM


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