Orienteering race (Peterdine South) 1:14:23  8.15 km (9:08 / km) +176m 8:14 / km
ahr:151 max:173 shoes: Salomon XA Pro 3d M+
Brought Dave along to his first footo and of course took him on the H1 because thats how we roll.
Great start forgot to start GPS until 12s in so whilst a small distance will through the points off on tbt slightly until we get a few more peoples gps traces up (if any are available).
1 - cleanish but tentative
2 - too low around the hill so had to go over the top - lost a bit of time there but was giving Dave a sense of the accuracy required.
3 - spike
4 - handed Nav to Dave now after having explained my thinking for first 3 controls - he overshot 4 a bit and I pulled him up pretty quickly as I wanted him to not get thrown by scale - he soon adjusted.
5 - pulled a bit to left - I explained the granite and green and me looped around fence and then up to the correct sized boulder.
6 - tragic - we ran straight past it - I even saw it sitting there in the open not having looked at clue sheet and thought - thats too eays to be ours - and followed all the way to the powerline not thinking about distance and 'making features line up in my head' quickly saw road and gate then realised powerline was marked - pointed it out to dave then we doubled back and I realised I had seen it already oops. - first time I have missed a control because I thought it was too easy!
7 - I started to fade here we still jogged sections of this leg but the week of being sick inc properly sick thurs-sat had clearly drained me because I didnt have much energy.
8 - perfect bearing until the downhill spur where we sucked around to the left and crossed the fence we realized quickly and headed across not much time lost but sub optimal.
9 - visible from 8
10 - spike
11 - geez that fence was interesting - we found a fence post and then naved from there up to the top of the spur and the worlds biggest spider. then gave Dave some questions about location using the features and pointed out to him what he needed to figure out where it was in relation to him. nipped around straight onto it then
12 - Ricky zipped past us and got me back to a canter for a short while, 12 straight forward enough.
13 - taught Dave to look for attackpoints along the way not jsut the final attack point we skirted left of the bolders the right of the two small granite chunks and then onto the granite edge and in - worked a charm.
14 - to the dam and over
15 - I came out of this the wrong way but quickly realised adjusted and bang on.
16 - spike but slow now
17 - slow and steady but good
good area - fast and good weather. if I wasnt feeling lacklustre and trying to teach would have been closer to AMartin. I think. Dave will be good once he gets his eye in as long as he doesnt go too fast because that will be where the errors will come.