Stage 3 close to the sea will be very different from the first two stages. Flat beach forest means that the pace will be high. ”But it is important to adapt the tempo depending on the orienteering difficulties, says Claes Andersson”, responsible for the course planning.
The competition area is not so big, but there is still room for several different types of terrain; sandy forest with pine and birch trees, grass covered sandy areas, some green areas with pine trees that grow more horizontally than vertically and a marsh area that this year is rather dry.
”Since the terrain is rather flat, it is possible to run really fast”, says Claes Andersson.
”But it is important that you don’t run too fast so you don’t lose control of where you are on the map. In the dunes area close the sea it is very difficult to get that control back.