Orienteering race 1:25:04  13.4 km (6:21 / km) +250m 5:48 / km
Annoyed at myself!
Felt like I was running really well & then got totally distracted at the end.
Slow at the beginning trying to get used to the 1:15000 scale but then I got into it. Lost some time on 13 faffing around in the green - I think staying higher might have been better. Then everything was good again until 20 - nightmare! Was running far too fast for that tricky part and then suddenly saw loads of people and got totally distracted, & instead of sticking on my compass went over to where they were. Just didn't have enough confidence that I was right. Followed this up by trying to make up time to 21 (idiot), not reading the map, and got completely lost in the rhododendrons again. A good 5-6 minutes blown here.
Lessons - Have some more confidence to ignore other people, don't try to race them, just do your own thing (fairly sure I've been telling myself that for years :P). Slow down in the tricky sections. Don't think "I'm near the end" and switch off. More map time.
Positives - the rest of the course was good & I think my fitness is starting to make a reappearance.