Hampstead Street-O. This was as bad a Street-O run for me as last month's was good. I picked a poor route right from the start from which it was never possible to recover, going S/SE first, whereas I clearly should have gone straight to the points-heavy NW area around Hampstead village, which meant I ended up looping back near the start half-way through, a very inefficient route. I also made the mistake of missing out a few controls early on, and then leaving myself with nothing much to pick up in the last 10 minutes. I also managed to make a couple of navigational errors (one involving running down a steep hill for about 300m before slogging back up again!). So a very poor run navigationally.
On the plus side the running didn't feel too bad, although I struggled a bit with the hills - not used to contours at the moment with all my flat marathon training.
So fully deserved my worst street-O result for quite a while in 5th place, although I look to have wrapped up at least a top 3 finish in the series for the first time ever I think.Results
- 5th out of 72