Orienteering race 54:49  10.25 km (5:21 / km) +179m 4:55 / km
ahr:145 max:154 shoes: Saucony Kinvara 2013
Tinto Twin day, Lanark and New Lanark.
Men Vets 40+, 6.7km straight line.
Tough race! Hilly and varied, big section in Lanark to start with, transition section through the woodland above the Clyde, then a tricky loop in New Lanark to finish.
Got myself the wrong side of uncrossable boundary to #6 (- 1 min).
According to the splits I lost a minute on the next leg too, 3rd fastest with 1:42. I am thinking the two people faster than me (30s and 53s) both illegally jumped the boundary!
Ran into the right courtyard to get through to #12 but it looked wrong, went along to the next one, had to come back (-20s).
Confused by the gap closed by building work en route to #14 (-20s)
Missed the boulder in the forest at #16 (-40s) and then left it wrong way (-15s).
Right calf tightening up badly up the hill to #16 and road flats were struggling to get up the steep muddy path cutting the corner, had to walk briefly.
Fastest split to #19 despite cutting the corner further left than planned, think best route in any case is to climb out of control then run all the way down the path.
To #21, spotted just in time that the map clearly showed it wasn't possible to get through below the control, still nearly ran back into dead end midway through leg (-15s).
To last control, descended steps instead of short climb and long road descent to control (-25s).
So all a bit scrappy. Dave had a similar sort of run to run 53:24 for the win on the day but leaving me with a narrow lead overall :)
Enjoyed the race, very challenging. Thanks Tinto for a fun weekend and thanks Rosco for the map!
Running warm up/down 15:00  1.5 km (10:00 / km) +50m 8:34 / km
shoes: Saucony Kinvara 2013
Definitely should have warmed down more last night, legs heavy and hamstrong niggling. Jogged up the climb to the start but not feeling too lively.
No warm down - calf too sore.