Orienteering long (OMM Day 2) 6:30:00  28.0 km (13:56 / km) +2300m 9:52 / km
shoes: inov-8 Trailroc 235
Had a reasonable night in the Laser Comp, thanks to Dr Bown, but woke up to low cloud, sleet, and strong wind. Cue Keith for today's navigating.
Managed to be late for our start, but only by a minute. After a short loop on Boar Fell we crossed over to the Howgills for some more technical more hilly more route choice orienteering.
A lot of steep ascents and descents which sapped my legs of energy. I had a real low point between 5 & 6 and was having dark thoughts about quitting, but Keith put me right and I soon perked up after eating a Clif bar. Made a couple of nav mistakes up in the cloud, but no worse than I routinely make in orienteering races.
Some long ridge runs in gale force sleet, and some more steep ridge-valley traverses saw us to the last few controls and we both got a lift as we completed the last big climb. A great fun downhill race for the last few km.
Soaked through, we were dead chuffed to finish 10th overall.