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Training Log Archive: Psuba

In the 1 days ending Feb 6, 2017:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Urban Orienteering1 53:19 6.13(8:42) 9.86(5:24) 74
  Total1 53:19 6.13(8:42) 9.86(5:24) 74

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Monday Feb 6, 2017 #

6 PM

Urban Orienteering race 53:19 [4] 9.86 km (5:24 / km) +74m 5:13 / km
shoes: Reebok One Cushion Trail

Wessex Night League Dorchester. 1hr score.

Not that bad considering the long run the day before, but annoyed that I lost out on the 500 points in the league to someone who only likely would run this one event. Still, I was actually slow compared to the pace I should be expecting in an urban race (even if night), and whilst I may put that down to tiredness, I should not blame it on others, this is part of the game.

For once, I had a relatively decent strategy with just a few mistakes made worth of about 1.5 minutes. I was just slow executing it in places.

An interesting area with lots of little alleyways, well planned to make use of those more interesting areas. The only comment that may be worth considering is to adjust the map to standards, many of the alleyways or passages and some features are too small on the map, very hard to see (or not possible to discern) even in daylight at the table, much less nighttime and whilst running. For example, the steps mapped near 195 are not distinguishable and could be read as fences blocking the way, when in fact, it was the optimal route. However, that is not clear from reading the map and could have easily diverted people to a much longer route choice (I took a chance).

Nice social pub lunch after with the team.

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