Orienteering race (Regional Event) 1:32:26  **** 11.1 km (8:20 / km) +365m 7:09 / km
ahr:175 max:191 spiked:24/30c rhr:72 slept:5.5 weight:65.3kg shoes: Standard White O-Shoes
Running M21L at a LOK event at Holmbury Hill. Wow, what a great area - loved it. The map felt very similar to that of the nearby, and similarly excellent, Leith Hill. Weather was cloudy but clear, quite warm and not too breezy - very pleasant.
I had quite a slow run - I thought I did OK, just about running out of energy as I crossed the finish line, but I finished 2/3rds of the way down the result list, and behind a whole lot of people I know - Paul, Roger, Matthias, most of OUOC. I tended to walk, rather than run, up the many short climbs (these were generally around 25m each time, and there were a lot of them!) I also made two big mistakes, an appalling start costing me over two minutes, and I was misled by a section of poor mapping later on, costing me a further three minutes. But, considering the length of the course and the relative technicality of the area, I wasn't too annoyed with the mistakes.
To 1: Poor navigation and map-reading. (2m)
To 3: Hesitation (30s)
To 13: Hesitation (30s)
To 16: Bingo control (30s)
To 18: Poor mapping (vegetation detail) (3m)
Cycling warm up/down (To Event) 1:05:00  * 14.5 km (4:29 / km) +350m 4:00 / km
Cycling from Dorking Deepdene station to the orienteering event on Holmbury Hill. Using my mobile photo satnav module to guide me! The (road-based) route involved a serious amount of climbing, but it was extremely picturesque which made it worthwhile.
Cycling (To/from Event) 55:00  20.0 km (2:45 / km)
Other cycling today: To Victoria station - going very fast, then from Holmbury Hill to Peaslake (entirely downhill and great fun - again pretty fast), Peaslake to Gomshall, and from London Bridge back home.