Orienteering race 49:03  7.23 km (6:47 / km) +438m 5:12 / km
ahr:146 max:159 shoes: Inov8 x-talon
Scottish Night Champs, Kinnoull Hill
2nd M45L, 5th M40+, also behind Claire and Jess T.
First start and (although a bit leg weary from earlier) was enjoying having the lovely runnable forest all to myself. It was pretty vague in places so having a malfunctioning compass (bubble in it) was not that useful!
Having the forest to myself lasted until #12 when I was caught by the Purves/Musgrave express - struggling to keep up and dropped for good en route to #17.
Made a total mess of 18-19, used rough compass even though I knew it was unreliable, mis-identified a couple of track junctions, ended up way left and about 500m from where I should be. 2-3mins lost. Finished 2:27 behind the M45 winner.......
Fraser won M40 and the course in 42:14, Roger 45:43.
Really enjoyed it tonight, great forest for a night race. A lot of climb though!