Orienteering race 29:47  4.64 km (6:25 / km) +50m 6:05 / km
shoes: X-Talon 212
IOC Middle W21E 5th. Ruth and Roisin told me to think of it as a sprint so I tried to get into that mind set before I started. 1 was fine, banana-ed into 2 losing 10-15s. The lost a 1.30 into 3 due to inaccuracy in the circle, just ended up passing the wrong side of the hill and didn't see it. Wrong route choice into 4 I went right which meant a bit of extra climb. By this time I had caught Mike so again I had someone to push me to run as hard as possible. Tried to stick to the path routes as much as possible as the running was easier. Lost a few seconds going into 7 (maybe 10-15) just being hesitant and doubting myself when I was on the right line. Again wrong route choice to 10, I dropped down and ran the depression instead of the path but this meant I had to climb up the spur which was steep and rough. Then it was just trying not to let Mike drop me by too much from here to the finish.