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In the 1 days ending Nov 15, 2009:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering1 1:42:41 6.54(15:43) 10.52(9:46) 28517 /28c60%
  Warm up/down1 20:00 1.24(16:06) 2.0(10:00)
  Total1 2:02:41 7.78(15:46) 12.52(9:48) 28517 /28c60%

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Sunday Nov 15, 2009 #

Warm up/down warm up/down 20:00 [2] 2.0 km (10:00 / km)
shoes: Inov8 Mudclaw 330 Yellow

Orienteering race (Black@Eyam) 1:42:41 [3] ***** 10.52 km (9:46 / km) +285m 8:36 / km
spiked:17/28c shoes: Inov8 Mudclaw 330 Yellow

well, at times I was Oing really well, at times I was running really well, and sometimes I even got these bits together. But shoddyness through the first 8 controls and what I can only describe as a brain-storm at #20 put paid to what otherwise was a really good run.

1 - too far left, but knew where I was. Then ran along the bottom of the ridge and went past control. d'oh! ~90secs.
3 - not too sure what I did, but ended up beyond the control. -ve features are difficult to see in heather! - 90secs
4 - Drifted left (wrong RC anyway), spent a while working it out. Seeing Dave helped. - 120secs
5 - Cocked up the bearing, too far north and then too far east. JT helped! - 150secs
7 - not too sure of the mapping here, but could see the control so not too bad.
8 - ended up left of the lump, not right as had planned. Otherwise not too bad.
Then was going really well and dropped JT!
17 - Dicked about int he white. Control was in the yellow. - 30secs
Was then slow through the tough technical bit to make sure I made no mistakes, but:
20 - hit the AP, then cocked up the 'bearing' Too far west, followed by mental shutdown regarding need for toilet, falling over etc. - 300secs at least.
The got angry and nailed the next few. (apart from #23 - 30secs)
26 - dropped way too north of the wall, ended up in the white. Serves me right for following a novice and not checking the map! - 45secs.

Otherwise I was flying! 4-9 was with JT before pulling away. He then caught me up on my #20mare, but I got back into visual contact. Just need to take it a bit more seriously and MAKE SURE THE MAP IS POINTING NORTH, NOT NORTH-NORTH-WEST!

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