Orienteering race 16:01  2.9 km (5:31 / km) +50m 5:05 / km
shoes: Asics Gel 1120 (1)
Sprint selection race round Shrewsbury town centre. Started and finished through an ornamental garden, but the rest was on roads. Lots of route choice on the legs and a couple of uncrossable wall traps on numbers 5 and 12. Unfortunately I got caught out by number 5 (along with a lot of other people) and that lost me 30 seconds. I perhaps missed some of the optimum route choices, but I think that there wasn't much in it so if you made your decision quickly and executed it cleanly there was minimal time loss.
Finished in 13th place, which was a little disappointing, but was only 61 seconds behind the winner, which is the closest I have been in the sprint races this year.
Orienteering race 41:54  6.1 km (6:52 / km) +270m 5:37 / km
shoes: VJ Integrator (8.5)
Middle selection race at Weston Heath and Bury Walls. There was a lot of bracken, and I feel sorry for the early starters who were making the tracks through it for the rest of us. A tough tricky course up and over the crags for the first 5km, then a lung busting burn-up through fields for the last 1km.
Lost time at #2 by going low, wobbled a bit going into #13, then missed #16 and #17. Despite that, none of them were major and I kept my time loss low and got 10th place, which is by a long way my best position in a middle race of this standard.
Running warm up/down 40:00  5.0 km (8:00 / km)
Warming up and down for both races.