In the first photo, taken prior to my event, I am holding my thumbs which is the Austrian version of crossing one's fingers. The temperature is -3C and there is an easterly breeze.
Most of the photos below are from the race immediately prior to mine; but the courses of all the races, I think there were four runs over various distances, cover basically the same ground.
In my race we had to run 9 laps to complete the race distance of 9.35 kms.
1. G Kerschbaumer (Austria Int. Orienteering Team) 32m 54s
32. G Willams (Clayton Harriers) 2M60 47m 52s
As a veteran runner, all too rapidly approaching 65, I was pleased with my time in such elite company.