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Training Log Archive: Becks

In the 1 days ending Jun 5, 2011:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering1 2:19:59 6.8(20:35) 10.94(12:48) 230
  Total1 2:19:59 6.8(20:35) 10.94(12:48) 230
  [1-5]1 2:15:26

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Sunday Jun 5, 2011 #


A lot of things annoy me about this place, but grown men cycling on the sidewalks is one of the worst. I just stepped out of a shop, straight into a bike flying down the sidewalk. Not stopping to check I was okay, he yelled "Pay attention" and cycled off. What the hell?! The shop was full of cops, but I'm guessing they'd have laughed at me if I'd said anything.
8 AM

Orienteering 2:19:59 intensity: (4:33 @0) + (27:19 @1) + (14:37 @2) + (54:11 @3) + (39:17 @4) + (2 @5) 10.94 km (12:48 / km) +230m 11:35 / km
ahr:156 max:185

Hanging controls this morning took a lot longer than it should have done. Brooksvale was very green, and this slowed me down. I felt rubbish, because I am sick of putting controls out for other people to orienteer round. I also misread numbers on maps and did silly things on at least three occasions, all of which were very stupid. I am very grateful that I could trust Lyn & George would be holding the fort admirably when I returned.

However, despite pacing and compassing it in from a couple of locations, I hung number 7 for the green on what was probably the wrong boulder. I say probably, as Rick then kindly agreed to go out and correct it for me, only for Suzie to be the only one to find it post move. I think everyone thought it was a different boulder, and I can only conclude that the map was crap, there were many ore boulders in reality, and I should have field checked. The laurel was encroaching and the visibility down which made it worse. Still, everyone took it well (thanks guys) and seemed to have about as good a time as you can expect to have at Brooksvale. Was really happy to see Gerhard & Astrid blitz through two courses - they're real naturals!

Thanks again to George & Lyn for the large amount of help and company, and Susie for collecting in controls. I really didn't want to go back out there again for any length of time! I am now going to do a Quick Route experiment, though I fear the map is way too bad to tell me whether I actually went near the right boulder or not.

Edit: So I think Rick was definitely correct that I hung it too high. It looks like what I thought was the middle boulder was actually the correct one. But there is so much distortion in the tracks, I've never had to alter a track manually so much. Pretty crazy.

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