Orienteering 2:19:33  15.4 km (9:04 / km) +660m 7:28 / km
So much more to reflecting on this race than just the times and placings. Two months ago I really didn't think I would make it to the start line, so to have turned things around and find myself in decent shape in a swarm of midges at the start line is something I can be proud of. What an incredible race it turned out to be. An unforgettable moment on the long leg to 13 to peak to my left and be treated to an incredible view of Beinn Fhada and Glen Affric.
I ran cleanly for much of the race, although I have to say that it wasn't all that technically difficult. It was just so insanely tough with the heather, and knowing you would fall into a hole every few steps. The course was simply too long for what I could manage to be prepared for. Really died in the last few km's and lost 6 or 7 minutes. Lost my head on the last long leg to 25, and then cramped up badly and rolled around like a soccer player for a minute to 26. Unfortunately my GPS didn't work so will have to resort to an old-fashioned analysis.