Orienteering race 1:17:46  9.96 km (7:48 / km) +230m 7:00 / km
shoes: VJ Falcon
DVO Regional and VHI at Eyam Moor, course distance 8.3km.
Woke up to a sunny day in Sheffield so decided I fancied a run. Got there at midday to be offered a choice of Short Green or Light Green as they had run out of all other EOD maps. Managed to get onto correct coure by taking Martin Ward's map as he had already run (thanks) although the crappy printing meant that quite a lot of the map had already been rubbed off.
Hamstrings and adductors are still not fully recovered so it was tough in the deep heather and uneven ground early on, kept falling over and walked quite a lot of the way to #5 even though I had just missed #4 (which was a bit bingoesque I thought).
Cruised round quite happily without ever trying too hard, lost time at #4 and also at #13 where I wrongly thought I had to run over the hill and then overshot, and at #15 where I pussyfooted so badly down the two steep slopes that I lost over a minute (!) - probably lost five mins between those three. Mainly okay apart from that although the pale map printing combined with the missing map printing to make some of it a little more challenging than may have been the case otherwise, caused a few hesitations!
Enjoyed it - probably much more than if I had tried to push harder and race, as the steep slippery stuff is not really my bag. Winning time was Nick B on 60mins, Dan Gooch and Ben Hartman close behind so 77mins not too bad considering.