Orienteering 39:31  6.12 km (6:27 / km) +200m 5:33 / km
shoes: Inov8 X-Talon 212 #1
Irish Orienteering Championships / Relays
Open Premier Leg 2
What a relay. First serious relay (a big step up from last year's Junior 48 relay!) Felt real nervous in the start box with Colm Hill + Kev O' Boyle. Josh was right up there with the pack and made a superb sprint finish to send me out with a few seconds ahead of the rest of the pack in 1st place.
Gaffeled to first control, which was cool. Got control 1 fine and then started the accent to 2 with the pack. I think it was just down to myself, Colm and Kev by control 3, then the brutal climb up, before running back down the other side of the hill to 4. Colm in front and got his control, but I knew it wasn't mine, foo far from the lake. Across to 5, fine, then running with Kev to 6, (Colm having made a mistake?). Down to 7, 8, up to 9, across to 10, still the three of us. Then I made my blunder to 11, stopping up too short and hesitating, losing Kev and Colm, and binning 1m30s. Fine to 12 + 13, before making my second mistake on 14. Then 15 to 19 and finish was fine, and passing on the race to Pat O Donovan.
Second Place in men's open!