Ross Castle - Blue (no Brown)
Made it there. Tired after being out late last night so minimum time between breakfast and running, went cornflakes rather than porridge due as felt porridge would need time to digest.
Felt ok running. Also skipped warm-up and warm-down. Start window shortened due to the match and they said controls were being collected at 12.
Slower splits to 1 and 17. Surprised by 1, the 2 fellas faster must have gone straight, only way I could have been beaten to this control as ran it ok I felt. I wouldn't have considered straight as thought that area would be impossible to get through. And 17 I just didn't see, kite hidden behind a tree stump, and the re-entrant where the control was supposed to be wasn't obvious, contours suspect.
Was tough getting out of 2, eventually got out. Cut in too soon for 5. Got confused where I was on the track going to 11, just lost where I was on the map, slight wrong turn. Should have stayed low approaching 11 too. 15 was a bit odd, was too low for it but reckon map is suspect.
18 was definitely a miss, overshot it slightly as wasn't paying attention where I was. Then had trouble locating the control. Went too far for 18 too but knew what i'd done. Route to 21 would have been better coming back out to the track but stayed left of the pond, didn't have this section of the map for my route either, they'd run out of blue courses so was on an all controls map. Then missed the control, saw the crag, very obvious, but didn't see it.
Then the last few controls to home. Rough on the way into 22, stayed low to avoid climb, and also getting into 27.
Run was longer than I thought it would take me, but legs were fine, didn't really push at all.
Then was in to Mary's for the rugby which was depressing.