Running warm up/down 13:42 1.99 km (6:53 / km) +29m6:25 / km ahr:111 max:130 shoes: Inov8 Xtalon 2015
Orienteering45:19 6.05 km (7:29 / km) +116m6:50 / km ahr:137 max:149 shoes: Inov8 Xtalon 2015
British Middle Champs, Leith Hill
M45, 7th place.
Winner Neil Conway 37:53, 2nd Rich Barrett 38:32, 3rd Lawrence Townley 42:05.
Knew that safe and steady would be rewarded on this area. Knew the map was 1:7500.
So set off from the start and promptly forgot both those things, massive overshoot to #1 and 2:45 dropped.
Alternated lucky/good/scrappy for a while after that, generally trying to run just a fraction too quickly to keep it safe, then at #11 stopped about (from GPS) 5metres short and got properly confused, 3:15 lost before I came back and found it (actually 3min plus a final 15sec of standing just below it saying 'it should be here').
Too far left at #14 (30secs lost) and caught by Rich Barrett, dropped by him at #18 when I went round the green not through it. Then going strong for the finish after that, only to overshoot big time again at #21 and lose a further 1:45.
Lost 7:25 to Neil (and 8:16 to the fastest) over #1, #11, and #21 combined.
Finished 7:26 behind....