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Training Log Archive: mikeyA

In the 1 days ending Mar 19:

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  Orienteering1 34:07 3.54(9:39) 5.69(6:00)
  Total1 34:07 3.54(9:39) 5.69(6:00)

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Sunday Mar 19 #

Orienteering 34:07 [3] 5.69 km (6:00 / km)
shoes: Inov8 X-Talons 212s

Made the 3rd team with Ewan and Tam. After a great run by Ewan I was sent out in 3rd about 30 seconds down on Hallam and EUOC 1 with Shuoc right behind. I knew being clean was going to be the main task and that running speed wouldn't be so much of an issue. Nailed #1 and then a slightly longer gaffle on #2 put me out just behind Joe. Couple more clean controls meant Joe was in sight heading out on the long leg decided to go straight but ended up going a fair way left due to the vegitation and a bit of a slog up the muddy path meant I'd lost a bit of time. Through the easy bit around the path I kept on getting glimpses of Ali up ahead and Joe right on his tail so thought I must have been running fairly well. Kept it clean through to spectator. On the last loop however I ended up losing a solid minute on a control that was on top of hill but the control circle perfectly covered the contour showing this and so I was searching for the control in the flat ground below it. Not the only one for this to happen to as it turns out and I didn't realise there was a contour there at all until I'd got back and put the map about an inch from my face. Then lost another minute on a control on a path where I decided to follow an elephant track instead of my compass and ran parallel to the path instead of onto it. Then lost another 30 seconds running onto the wrong hill top the control after. Saw Felly and Colm at this point and ran hard into the finish, knowing that Tam would need as much time as possible to try and hold off Jonny but I couldn't give him enough in the end. Bit gutted about that last loop as without the mistakes I feel like Tam might have had a chance at holding onto bronze. As it was finished in 4th after Tam ran really well and held Tim off.

Results - https://www.southyorkshireorienteers.org.uk/event/...
Routegadget - http://www.syo.routegadget.co.uk/rg2/?manage/#145&...

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