running warm up/down 20:00  2.0 km (10:00 / km)
Slow warm up in the rain, very cautious of knee, but better than night before. Cool down with adam having casual banter.
orienteering race (Interland Habay la nueve) 41:42  7.55 km (5:31 / km) +110m 5:09 / km
Interland 2012- 4th
Got my self pretty focused in the call up process. Pretty Bog standard run to be honest. Slightly slower routechoice to 1 I think, felt my knee aching but a lot better than yesterday and didn't really slow me in the race(so no excuses) 2-5 decent, 6 hesitating (30 secs?) 7-8 took a differnt routechoice to other people, don't know if it payed off or not, haven't seen splits. 20 second lost on this control anyway. 8-10 good, mistake on 11 probs 1 min+, confused by the mapping but stopped a bit short of the control.12-15 fine.
So quite a good race, felt like I should of pushed harder because wasn't to tired toward the end of the course but was at a good orienteering pace + I was adapting to the terrain/map. I think on some controls I should of run more straight: 4 and 8. 2 minutes of mistakes/hesistation and not to sure how much lost on routechoice on a few of the controls. bit annoyed I wasn't nearer 2nd and 3rd, they took 1 minute out of me on the longest leg...should of gone straight.
However pretty happy with performance, 1st English H17 and beaten by 3 belguims who were all a year older and apparently knew the map well I hear, so quite good, also beat Xavier DUBOIS who I've raced against before and who did well at the french 6(better than me). Should of been under 40 today quite comfortably. However good international debut I suppose.