LOC Middle Brown, Tarn hows. 4.1km / lots of climb allegedly
Reasonable start despite appalling wet weather. Mudbath - tracks all the way a hindrance - as quagmire.
Poor execution / decision on no 6 (long leg); very fast from there to no 11 where the contours were plain WRONG. - 30 secs.
Achilles started hurting up hill to 14, but then coming out, went over properly on LH ankle badly - agony - proper sprain - man down, yelping in pain. NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Got up, hobbled, managed to cobble together some sort of "running action" and determined to finish and have " a good run".
I did 36:53 but for some unfathomable reason, I decided to re-punch finish SI approx. 17 seconds after finished "to make sure it had registered". Never again. That overwrites the other finish dib. No change in position but I was 1 second behind Sarah Jones at the last control; her run in was 18 seconds so no chance there.
Very surprised how far down I was on Quentin, Charlie & Tim; I'm clearly shit at sprint & middle races. Yet I dislike long legs. OK. Wrong sport? Take up national 5km road races for over 50s?
Walk back in pain from finish to car in driving cold rain with ankle screaming & swelling was possibly the most unpleasant 15 minutes of the year.
Swollen ankle - RICE at bunkhouse - very very painful for 2 hours then eased enough to get to pub. Thankfully. https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/1110768...http://www.loc.routegadget.co.uk/rg2/#72http://www.lakeland-orienteering.org.uk/results-ar...