Orienteering race 1:15:12  9.42 km (7:59 / km) +150m 7:24 / km
ahr:149 max:164 shoes: Silva K80 dobs
SOL4, Loch Vaa, M35L. Ah, Loch Vaa. Scene of many a high high and low low. You can work out for yourself which were have occurred most frequently in my personal history of orienteering there.
Mindful of the fact that it is always my wont here to run myself into complete loss of map contact without any hope of relocation before sunset - and given the fact that I have been navigating in a very Quixotic manner of late (or, at least, in the manner of his chosen form of transport) - I set off at the sort of pace that even I could navigate at. After 30 seconds of that, I decided to risk actually moving forward. I was sloooooooow. But I was also pretty accurate and stayed in near constant map contact. Sure, I was slow through the controls, and hesitated in the circles, but I only made a couple of 90s fluffs and was pretty happy when I finished. I wasn't surprised to be 15 mins down in 5th place. Sadly, due to the dearth of M35 runners, 5th place also equated to dead last, which was a tad disheartening. OK, so I could have run a lot faster and, in retrospect, I could have run just a bit faster and still been able to navigate well, but for once I was trying to walk before I could run. Och well. Good craic in the tea shop afterwards to finish off what was a very convival weekend.