Orienteering race 2:13:19  16.5 km (8:05 / km) +365m 7:17 / km
shoes: VJ Falcon
IOC Long Distance.
Oughterard - Sruth an Iolra & Log an Chaortain
M21E 13.3km 365m Climb
Knew I wasn't going to have the long distance endurance to be competitive so just went out with the intention of getting through it.
Messed up in the first control, in the circle and just couldn't see the damn thing. Solid then through 2 til 10, but taking it fairly easy. Didn't want the tank to run dry for the second half of the course. Happy with my plan for 11 but slightly drifted a bit further south than intended. Always in the control but just not executed quite how I intended.
Nailed the tricky leg to 13 but was very slow (reading the map was hard).
Punched 15 and started to run out of energy, felt like I was running on empty. Made a mess of 16 near the circle. 17 onwards was clean but zero energy.
Despite a mediocre performance there was a lot of positives here. Pretty happy with navigation for the most part, especially when I was tired towards the end of the course (apart from making a mess of 16 of course).
Simply have to work on my endurance to become more competitive at long distance.