Orienteering race 53:41  7.55 km (7:07 / km) +100m 6:40 / km
shoes: X-Talon 212
NIOC W21L 4th (1st NI). Wasn't in the best frame of mind at the start as I had to leg it straight into the 2 minute box, at least I didn't have too much time to get cold before we started. Missed number 1 as I wasn't on the hill I thought I was on, lost 1-1.5 mins here. Only worked out where it was when I saw dad bee-lining into it. Fine to 2 then lost another 30-40s into 3 as I missed it left and then took a bit of time to figure that out. Jess caught me here and we were together for pretty much the rest of the course. Lots of different route choices but it was nice to have someone to really make me push.
Found the rest of the course fairly straight forward, tried to ignore as much of the detail on the map esp anything covered by green screen as I was finding it very difficult to read. Had a minor panic on the first long leg as Jess went round the range and I went straight through it. I got to the far side and suddenly thought - was I not allowed to do that..... took a wrong route choice over to 17, should have stayed low as the running looked better than it was on the top of my dune. Legs gave up over the last part of the course as the splits say - I lost 9s to Roisin on the run in and she only beat me by 2s so slightly annoyed with myself on that one. All in all a good days running though.