Orienteering 48:40  *** 5.1 km (9:33 / km)
27c shoes: Walshes
BUSA Relays, Beeley Woods
Wahoo! We got 3rd!!
I was real excited to have a first leg, try to run quickly, and mess up less than yesterday. Then lost ~2 min on the first control, so frustrating!!!! Just ran past it, because I saw what I thought was my pit, but didn't see a control at it, so kept running to the flag at another gaffle, then ran to the 3rd gaffles flag before finally mine... arg.
Basically, I kept being a total dimbat until I flipped the map over. I kept catching people after my mistakes since I was running fast, but I was convinced I was way far back, and felt so guilty for not having a good run for Anne and Helen!
Other dimbat moves:
-Running way past 5, error: using a telephone line crossing as an attackpoint, then not noticing it
-Mistaking the path and telephone line ride at 6
-Running straight past 10, error: distance judgment totally wrong
The whole second half went really smoothly though, and to my complete surprise, I was 2nd in on the leg, after Jenny Johnson, about 5 min back. So not so bad in the end.