Quite like running here.
30s loss on 2 through hesitating which was pretty bad, it was surrounded by catching features, should've just kept going.
Somewhere between 5 and 6 got a thorn stuck in my big toe which turned my gait for most of the rest of the course into some kind of lopsided hunchback trying to work it to somewhere it wasn't agony every step.this marred the event for me somewhat unfortunately.it
certainly lost me a minute at 7 as I had barely looked at the map at all and didn't know whether to turn right or left; picked wrong.
Pretty good up to 20; again lost concentration a few times chiefly due to the thorn and ended up on an accidentally circuitous road-route, but not too bad. Lost a minute on 21 at the end due to being worried it was the same control site we had last time which was a pain, and being tentative, but turns out it was the knoll last time...which isn't in the right place on the map.
A couple of seconds per control lost due to having to wake them all up...this always annoys me - but I do also like having the forest to myself, so swings and roundabouts. Could have done 48ish then i think.
Well planned, I must have been here 4 or 5 times but didn't feel dull at any point.
Running pretty slowly up the hills but fitness felt reasonable, looking forward to the 9 mile race tomorrow to see what endurance is like at the moment.
I was hoping/expecting that the thorn would be enormous and my toe would be covered in blood.
Couldn't even find the damn thing.