Running race 1:12:04  **** 8.7 km (8:17 / km) +270m 7:10 / km
spiked:12/19c shoes: Orange Inov8
FCC Final/ British Elite Championships - Mallards Pike & New Beechenhurst
Really enjoyed this race. I was just pleased that I managed to run the whole course and not make any disasters out there! But then to come 3rd was awsome. I was so happy!!! :D I think it was what I needed though because I was beginning to think that maybe I just couldn't orienteer any more and I was bummed out about the injury and then all my races this year being rubbish.
Paced myself well out there. I knew it was too far for me, so I just took it really steadily. My number got ripped of going 1-2 and there were loads of lamas which really distraced me and I got stuck in the dark green area. I was quite hesitant in the ditch area just before and just after the map change too. Not sure I took the best routes towards the end but I was just aiming for a clean run so perhaps I was too cautious and didn't attack it enough.
I think my fitness will come back and I have improved in every race I have done so that is a positive sign. I know i can still do it, just hopefully other people can too!!