Running 50:05  4.5 km (11:08 / km) +150m 9:32 / km
shoes: Inov-8 280
British Night Championships, Hamptworth
Felt pretty ill going into it and tried from driving for like 7 hours all day but anyway...
Started well, me and nick had the same number 1 so that was easy, it kind of went downhill and the lack of contours was so annoying and tiny southern features are so crap in the dark, number 2 I hit the aiming off stream right but when I went down I just didn't see it so I headed up the stream again thinking I had gone off, -2mins. Number 6 was okay but somewhat slow with my bad route choice -30secs. Number 7 took far too long as the depression was not particularly visible in the dark so I went to low -2mins. Number 10 I hit the first path did a 50degree error and went straight into masses of rhododendron bushes -2.5mins. Number 13 I found loads of unmapped rhododendrons and got really confused so had to go back and come in again -1.5min. Number 14 I took a stupid route trying to save time but I got caught in loads of thick undergrowth and was really slow up the hill -1min. Overall 9.5mins of bigish mistakes, quite a bit of hesitation etc.
Ar well the rest was okay, its just so different to night orienteering in the lakes, anyway still came 5th, which is alright really. Couldn't take my Garmin as it's a national guesstimate from everyone else's I did 4.5km