Orienteering race 1:06:13  *** 9.0 km (7:21 / km) +335m 6:12 / km
spiked:25/26c shoes: Inov8 Mudclaw 333
Cocked up number one because, despite my warm up, I started to cough like crazy just after crossing the start line!, so I was concentrating on making sure I didn't die rather then finding the control! Still, I only lost 30 seconds or so, and managed to clear my lungs in the process! - so it was time well sent, and normal service resumed after that! After number two the course went steeply down hill right down to the River Tamar, before going part way back up and then down again! Then there was a really nice section in the fairly flat natural forest by the river - lots of point features in here, so compass work is key, and mine was spot on! :-) Then we started the long climb back up to the car park, which triggered another coughing fit - as a consequence, I couldn't run much of the climb, so I probably lost a good couple of minutes on the long leg up the hill. The final few controls were through some really minging low visibility green forest, so it was slow and, therefore, the fact that I was finding it hard to breathe was less significant! A good run in the circumstances.