Orienteering 2:00:00  11.0 km (10:55 / km) +620m 8:31 / km
shoes: Yellow Inov8
Talent Weekend in Lakes - Black Beck. Contour Only maps.
Did 2 control picks, one with compass, one without. Focused on visualising the terrain & trying to run each leg just with compass or mental image. Worked really well & very pleased with this.
LOng legs - Started pretty badly, didn't know where I was along the leg & just not making nice shapes in the terrain. Then realised I needed to create lines from the contours & find the 'remarkable features' & it went sooo much better. Reentrants & ridges were really good to use at handrails. Feel much more confident now & less likely to get lost! Could have made more use of flat areas also.
Then did a combination course. Mostly very happy. The only negatives were a few short legs where i drifted to the right of the controls a little & lost 10secs or so at each one.
Afternoon - clock relay. Tried to do course with added pressure & skills seemed to disappear a little! Need to focus on map & not racing!