orienteering race 41:50  ***** 7.06 km (5:56 / km) +150m 5:21 / km
25c shoes: Inov8 X-talons 212 blue
Big5 day 1- Rockery.
Not great, but not terrible either. Lots of smallish mistakes + a couple of not so small ones.
#1 overshot (forgetting its 1:5000), must've run just next to it though+ ended up at #3 (1min)
#4 too far left+ went a bit past and to the edge of the valley (25secs)
#5 had planned on taking the path round the right, but went too far+ ended up crossing in some really crappy green stuff (got stuck in some neck high brambles..) (1min)
#7 was exactly where I wanted to be, but must have passed about 5m from it and carried on up to the higher re-entrant and then eventually ended up at #12 (1min)
#8 not keeping in contact with the map coming out of 7 and was a bit confused as to which path I was actually on, missed the controls by a few metres again+ went back to the path+ eventually found it (2:30)
#17 passed just to the right of it+carried on before realising (30secs)
#18 came round the left+ struggled to find it (15secs)
#19 just being lazy.. Came out of 18 and saw a control in the distnace and assumed it was mine, so stopped navigating.. (45secs)
#20-#25 okay,just a couple non-optimal routes (30secs).
So nearly 9min of mistakes.. Which is actually pretty terrible.. Ended up 7min back on Hector Haines and 4min on Brad. At least we destroyed the Irish though.