Running warm up/down 25:00 
shoes: VJ Falcon
Got a bit of extra warm up in when they delayed all starts 15mins - plus the toilets were back up at the top of the hill!
Orienteering race 35:08  *** 5.3 km (6:38 / km)
spiked:14/16c shoes: VJ Falcon
JK Relay at Eridge Old Park, first leg on M120+ running with Stalker Barrett and Lard.
Missed #3 slightly but not as much as those in front of me, at first common control (#4) I was 2nd man (same course as Women Open, Sarah R was also ahead of me).
Thought I was in control but went off towards #5 slightly off line, corrected but then made a parallel error and headed up onto wrong spur. Saw a couple of others, Si Bourne and Nigel Bunn, and all seemed fine - both other gaffles had their controls on that spur so they were fine and I wasn't! Panicked and ran around a bit, lots of other first leg runners arrived on the spur, panicked some more. Got a grip and relocated, headed off and got #5 but miles back by now, about 3 mins lost.
Legged it past loads of people to #6 (next common control) but looking at the splits there were still 20 men and 8 women ahead of me when I got there - from here little orienteering left on the course, just lots of parkland.
Got my head down and worked my way through, caught Simon and Colin Eades, caught sight of Martin Ward for SYO ahead near the finish so hoped I wasn't too far back.
Finished 7th in the end and less than a minute off 2nd, got past all the women again except Sarah. Could have been a lot worse - however it could have been a lot better too!
Stalker made a couple of errors too but pulled us up to 5th, Lard went out with another six teams within a minute behind him but did a fantastic leg (ran it in 30:50) to move up to second place - challenged by Roger T on the run-in but held him off. On the podium, a pretty competitive relay class so pleased with that!