Orienteering race 28:43  4.3 mi (6:41 / mi)
Scottish relays, INT Handicap team with Chris Galloway, me, Ben Hartman.
B-course Creag Connich
Chris ran well with the elite pack, sending me off in about 30th, probably (again they failed to have results by leg for the handicap). Passed a group of runners, then had a wide B-loop and worked hard to recatch them. Rich Robinson went past quickly. Twice. Big climb after 10 mins or so pulling through a group then it all went quiet, B-loop? off the front? a couple more legs and Toni Lou showed up, and we ran together (different gaffles) until next to last leg, where I took the direct route down the rubbish. Illegal. Back up the rubbish to the crossing point. Crossed the fence to find another fence with thick green beyond. No idea wat was going on. Looked up and down for a way through, pushed through rubbish to a control on a boulder, phew, punch, run off, oops, wrong code Much faffing in full view of finish. Eventually find the last boulder but 2.5min lost dropping from 2nd to 10th on the leg. Annoying, but good fun race. Still at the sharp end, and Ben ran solidly to bring us in fourth.
For some bizarre reason they tried to give us the trophy, which we gave back. I knew fourth place didn't win, but I couldn't remember of English teams were eligible for it - turns out not. How hard is it for organisers to have a copy of the rules available?