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Training Log Archive: Ollie

In the 1 days ending Nov 12, 2006:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Cycling1 1:15:00 14.5(5:10) 23.33(3:13)
  Orienteering1 52:30 4.72(11:07) 7.6(6:54) 13016 /22c72%
  Total1 2:07:30 19.22(6:38) 30.93(4:07) 13016 /22c72%
averages - sleep:9 weight:68.5kg

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Sunday Nov 12, 2006 #

Orienteering (District Event) 52:30 [4] *** 7.6 km (6:54 / km) +130m 6:22 / km
spiked:16/22c slept:9.0 weight:68.5kg shoes: Standard White O-Shoes

District Event at Shorne and Ashenbank Woods near Cobham, in Kent's Medway. Ran the Brown course again. I had a reasonably clean run apart from a couple of silly minor mistakes in the intricate section near the end, and a couple of poor route choices.

I finished third out of 26 runners. The person who finished second caught up with me about half way round and overtook me when, going too fast to read the map properly, took a poor route. I saw him at several later controls though.

The first part of the race, in Ashenbank Wood, wasn't particularly interesting. I played it safe and went along paths, the wood looked pretty brambly (getting to this first section was quite exciting though - at one point the control description said "Do not attempt to cross the A2" - which at that point is an eight-lane motorway, with the high-speed Eurostar railway on the other side - so good advice.)

It was the latter section that was interesting - some short legs requiring quick and accurate map reading, and some good route choice legs too.

Mistake analysis:
6 - Poor route choice (20s)
7 - Poor route choice (20s)
8 - Too slow (30s)
14 - Poor route choice (1m)
15 - Poor pacing/map reading (1m)
19 - Poor navigation/unforeseen obstacle (1m)
22 - Should have read control descriptions (20s)

Results.

Cycling (To/From Event) 1:15:00 [3] 14.5 mi (5:10 / mi)

From home to London Bridge, then from Sole Street to Shorne, then later back to Sole Street, then (very leisurely) from Victoria back home.

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