Orienteering - race 26:47  4.1 mi (6:32 / mi)
Old ladies course. First leg.
Not feeling perky. Still lots of crap in my throat. And not feeling agile at all, so was picking my way at the start through the terrain. The moor was a bit dull. I just stuck with Helen W, getting ahead going to 7 only to stuff it up and get recaught. So just tucked in for the next few then she had a longer last split to me so by the time the gaffle rejoined, she was nowhere to be seen. Didn't know if she was ahead or behind, to find she was behind as I took the glory coming down the run in, to get the shame a few mins after as it turned out I didn't punch number 2, one of the bridge controls. I can't really remember whether I tried to punch the control or not. The guilty shame of the mispuncher :-( I hear Rog did the same though. Bummer!
The mini relay was somewhat trickily planned, and was still very much ongoing when I got back, which was good news for me as I didn't want to miss the action, but bad news for the juniors. It was quite a bit trickier than a yellow, and the team had some difficulties. Laurence is determined though, and has a habit of sorting himself out eventually, so after a 16min mistake on one control he managed to make it to the finish, and due to the multitude of mispunched teams they came 6th and in the Easter eggs. The sorrow of a big mistake was instantly forgotten. Chocolate solves all sorts of problems.