Orienteering race 1:07:18  9.09 km (7:24 / km) +270m 6:27 / km
shoes: VJ Falcon 2013
VHI individual, M45
5th place, winner Al Powell 61:12, second Max Cole 62:54.
Al caught Ireland/Scotland at #5 and towed them both round the rest of the course, which meant they were both just ahead of me too.
Not good. Big mistake at #5 taking wrong extraction lane (hadn't even seen on map) meant climbed too high and ran too far (-3.5min of confusion). Then stopped v close to #19 but not in control, had to go out to relocate (-2min).
Plus lots of little 30s or so time losses, some down to first start vegetation, some not.
VHI M45s started first, then VHI M50s, then Caddihoe M45/50s.
Quite a lot of the others ran 55/56 with others sub 60mins.
I reckon I could/should have run 60-61mins, so definitely more to blame on the errors than bashing down the vegetation. Sadly :(
Need to do better.