I started a bit more carefully than yesterday and did okay until number 7 where I couldn't find the control. I was slow on the latter stages of the course as I was getting quite tired. The straight line distance was 8.1km. RouteGadget
Start-1: even though I was careful, I still made a mistake. I drifted slightly East on my bearing and consequently was looking on the wrong spur. I realised when I found a rhododendron bush.
3-4: after yesterday decided to go round. Saw the marsh I was avoiding on the way and changed RC to cross it as it looked okay. Struggled to get through tree line, but once I had, found 4 okay.
4-5: played safe, took it steady on a bearing. Must have dropped downhill as when I followed the wall along it took a long time. Cut in a bit too early and lost time looking on the wrong terrace for 5.
5-6: 1.6km straight line leg. Very pleased with my RC: went near straight, over 2 large spurs to open, along it to end, over wooded hill, over road and along to open hill, cut in using veg boundary, continued on bearing but was pulled west, soon realised.
6-7: awful. Okay to path junction 150m from 7. Cut in along path up hill and couldn't find control. Returned to path to try again, but failed. Used nearby ride, by this time a train had caught me up. I observed them and somehow one of them managed to find it! Lost 14 min
9-10: bearing, but got pushed way off and came to boundary fence. Improvised and used this to get to crossing point then worked back to 10.
A better run than yesterday, but still not a good run. There were mumorings that 7(155) was miss-placed, I'd agree else the map wasn't right there. Quite a tiring course, I'm not surprised that I'm last again, which is a bit disappointing as I had a decent start.