Night Orienteering race 49:26*** 8.14 km (6:04 / km) +41m5:55 / km ahr:169 max:180 spiked:20/20c shoes: VJ iRock 2016
Wessex Night League Upton Park.
Disappointed as I got the strategy wrong (again), and that is exactly what the win (both this event and the overall League) was lost on.
25 seconds faster would have given me the league title. Well, such is life - my run really did not deserve the win anyway. Messed up the second control as I wasn't yet used to the 5000 scale and overran the control, dropping down into the undergrowth and marsh too late - that was enough to lose the league but not yet to win back this race (2:30 lost here). But then I was doing a figure 8 for the switchover across the marsh/stream, and I could have spared 2 crossings if I went the other way. That was the event. I lost altogether about 6-7 minutes, Dale won by 3.
On the plus side, finally there was no rain (relief) even though it was very muddy and wet underfoot, and Jon planned a very entertaining course with lots of options both for the order of controls and route choices between logically sequential controls. It could have been very easy in this area where we had a few events recently, but it did not feel repetitious at all.