LOC Lakes w/e day 2 - Short Brown2, Holme Fell, 6.5km / 365m
Ankle strapped up too much? - mummified. Felt like a wooden brick instead of a foot. This was a good thing.
Jogged to no 1 & felt ok.
Still trundling like a clod hopping clog wearer to no 3, then got confused on the "no 4" "issue". (did a little 20 seconds pirouette here). Realised I was too hot, and too lazy for this to be going very well. Even went wrong direction from x-ing point to no 5. Oh dear.
no 6 suddenly I got into gear, and I was "on" - stopped at no 7 to remove helly, tie round middle, and then started catching earlier starters en masse - Pete Mali, Steve Dempsey, Paul Taylor, Nick L, and finally, SCRAPPY DOO. (at no 13 - where I followed him so badly I was pretty lost then tried to do distractions & succeeded in distracting myself to no 14! (too far north). (long leg). This is very lazy, bad and poor technique, and I felt a little ashamed of my effort, after such high quality training in the week before. Come ON, Phil!
Ankle was clearly not re-spraining, so took the opportunity to run the short techy legs under pressure at the "front" - Lucy Haines being passed - small slip at no 18 but otherwise I turned into the Helsington Barrows version of myself from here to ...... the last control, where I didn't see the small track up the slag heap & went round - losing 22 seconds to Paul and he nearly re-caught me!
Surprised to find not far behind Quentin & Charlie, despite my amateurish start, but looking at splits, Q made a right cock up at no 22 and Charlie was far from clean too. Overall, a really good end to my 10 day orienteering odyssey, and I am finally, after some 24 years (JK 1992?), again a fan of the Lake District for orienteering. https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/1110768...http://www.lakeland-orienteering.org.uk/results-ar...