Orienteering race (Highland 2015) 2:35:48  *** 11.8 km (13:12 / km) +180m 12:16 / km
spiked:18/22c shoes: Moremile Cheviots
Day 1 - Achagour - Course 39
Started off reasonably well because we were in an area from Moray 2013, and hit most of the controls spot on until #7, where the mapped vegetation (rough open) did not match the wooded area on the ground, causing me to miss it and hit the ditch afterwards. Got it back together, but the legs started to suffer through the marshes heading to #12, and I made a few mistakes on the short series of controls, with concentration not helped by the flies that would nt go away!. #16 was a very long leg, through marshes which killed any energy I had left. Also messed up this control as I was relying on the boulders stopping, which they didn't on the ground, so I ended up hitting the path way beyond the control. Most of the other controls were fine, I was just way too tired to go at any speed, and recorded one of my slowest times on one of the most demoralising courses to date.