JK middle distance on Leith Hill. Not my finest hour. Started in a heavy hail storm, but that did nothing to dampen my spirits - it was actually quite exciting to blast off into the forest with hailstones ricocheting everywhere. I felt in good control through the easy first part then simplified my way into no. 4 by attacking from a large depression just before the control. Ran in, looked left, looked right, no control. Checked my map, everything looked right. Bailed out to the attack point, checked compass, headed in again, exactly the same place. Then I started hunting aimlessly, eventually found the control quite far from where I expected to see it. Ran off with the red mist in front of my eyes and a couple of legs later I managed to set off on the wrong leg for 500m. I only realised what I had done when I was half way down the scarp slope. Very disappointed with this race, but some good lessons to be learned - however big a mistake is, it needs to be put out of your mind until the finish. Dwelling on it will only compound things.