Because it was on our way back to Sheffield from the North East, and because Dave & Kathy were running, I got talked into a special orienteering guest appearance at the Compass Sport Cup heat at Silton. Wasn't looking that forward to it, but enjoyed it a lot more than I thought it would.
Started cautiously, but managed to catch Dickie Wren by 1 minute at number 3 where he had missed. We took different routes on the long leg to 5, but appeared at the control at the same time. I missed 6 and Dickie got ahead, but caught him up again going across the felled area to 10. Put the boot in across the moor and managed to pull out a small gap, which I maintained through the control pick section on the slope at the end.
Probably made about 2 minutes of mistakes (on 3 and 6), but other than that was quite clean. Took the option of going round the paths if at all possible, and that seemed to work out pretty well.
Pleasantly surprised with that.