Orienteering (Regional Event) 1:36:01  **** 15.1 km (6:22 / km) +390m 5:38 / km
30c slept:5.5 shoes: Adidas Swoop 1s
SN Trophy at Frith/Old Windmill Hills. Running Black - quoted distance 11.9km. Forgot compass, so found the course a challenge in this tricky, technical area (army area - maze of paths, many curved!) although the latter half of the course was more straightforward, so picked up speed here. Poor route to No. 1 (set off too fast, not following map closely enough considering no compass) and struggled to find No. 3 while in the circle. Also big (90 degree) mistake to No. 10, again would have not happened if I had had a compass! Finally, a few too many bingo controls for my liking - hidden in small deep pits, which themselves were often well away from other features. But, pleasant day (blue sky, cold, damp on ground), nice course, great area, just about justified the exorbitant EOD fee (£14).
Extra bonus is I (narrowly) beat HWW.
Lots of blisters from running in new shoes.