Orienteering race (British champs 2012) 1:20:38  *** 12.8 km (6:18 / km) +540m 5:12 / km
spiked:24/27c shoes: Inov8 oroc 280 (old)
British championships 2012 -dalegarth lake district M18E
Went out with low expectations ( maybe I perform best like this , I.e jk day 2 )
Took a couple of controls to get into the map, took the first 2 nice and slow to get into it , , made a smal cufufle on 4 when I ran to te wrong hill , but quickly realised +20 secs , missed the rope crossing on the way to 6 and had to cross further down , 7 was fun , but I was suprised when the hill had crags on it , small +25 on 8 , number 10 was risky ran a bit to fast
On a bearing and had to relocate a couple
Of times , but got there with not to much lost +30 secs , not concentrating 11,12 small +10/15 made on both , 13 ran hard , had to relocate in the circle +15 secs , 14 was very hard to see on the map , lost +30 secs , as I was in te wrong re-entrant , bad route on 18 , going through all the hilly stuff and then down to the stream + 45 secs , 20 was stupid , went straight up the hill not seeing the round route +1 min , after that kept it clean to the finish , unlike a lot .
Really pleased to finish in 3rd as a bottom year , 1:20 behind ciaran and a min down on Aidan :-)) then 4 mins up on chris on 4th , pretty chufffed :-) best ever British result , and 3rd at jk and British , I'll take that happily , just a shame the British isn't an eyoc race , ah well :-)