Teering race 37:30  **** 5.78 km (6:29 / km) +125m5:51 / km shoes: VJ Bold
Pomingalarna, Wagga Wagga. Good course and I went pretty well, just dropped a minute or so on 14. Well off the pace, partly due to severe DOMS from Thursday's surges. Top of quads and adductors very sore, restricting movement. I haven't been sore there for a very long time. Hope thats a good sign.
Running warm up/down 20:00  2.0 km (10:00 / km) +75m8:25 / km shoes: VJ Bold
After with Aoife exploring the nice little tracks.
Teering race 56:15***** 7.25 km (7:45 / km) +114m7:11 / km weight:75.8kg shoes: Inov8 XTalon 190
Barnsley. Map Memory, Compass and Contours. Great training exercise. Skipped one at the far end, so thought I got 27 of 28, but in fact only 25.
Bamboozled at the start and spent over two minutes standing there interpreting the instructions (there was a section of the full map hanging at no. 13 and no. 25).
Set off, but immediately took the wrong track (turned off too soon). Without any detail on the map I became more disorientated as I got further in. Eventually found the power line and turned the wrong way on that. Eventually worked out that 25 was near a pylon and I was at the wrong one. So 11:30 in and I got my first control, not realising that I had already skipped 27, as I had punched a "similar" control which it turns out was on the Easy course.
Compass section - 24 OK, 21 I was 20-30 degrees off to the left (-1m). Left again on 19 (-30s) and 20 (-45s), but able to use the bits of map as well, so recovered quicker.
Contour Section - OK except for 6, which I missed by ~15m (-1m). Decided to skip 1 as I had been out 32 minutes - shouldn't have skipped it.
In the meantime I inadvertently skipped 10 as well. Lost 45s at 8 as well.
Took my time at 13, nearly 2 minutes, where I had to memorise the next 7 controls which were in a blank area.
Did that section pretty well except for going the wrong way straight away, and then at the end drifted too far right (20 degrees instead of 10 east of north).
All in all a great exercise. To make it better it could have been one way, not a score format. Several of the controls I met people coming the other way which was a big help.