Orienteering 27:36  5.0 km (5:31 / km)
British Middle Champs - Stanton Moor 4.0K 170m
Legs felt tired before starting. OK physically for the first few controls but fell to pieces when we got to the contouring legs (again). Really struggled on the long uphill section straight after that and then in the quarries. Started feeling better when the running got easier towards the end, but never really able to go as fast as I wanted. Again, probably a combination of jetlag, slight illness, and having done so little terrain running for the past 18 months.
Technically mostly OK. Lost 30 sec on 7-8, but everyone did it badly (should have just gone down to the track as I'd originally intended). Lost time 9-10, but difficult to quantify as it was caused by following the burnt areas. But definitely too far left and had to run back round the quarries.
Disappointed the course didn't spend more time in the detailed wooded quarries, as the large number of pure running legs gave James sufficient advantage.
Knee felt fine, but I'm still a bit slow downhill.