SL: 10.5/310(?!) Winner: Matt Elkington 86min (115%)
Today's exercise was to work out what I need to work on. Whilst I'd like to say 'everything' that's not very constructive. I spent very little time looking at the map, one of my major failings today exacerbated by spending a lot of time looking at my feet as I tiptoed through the rocks. I also managed to lose 2.5min over 3 pure running controls thanks to poor compass/exit discipline. I was a little tired after yesterday but didn't really help myself. However, there were a few bits that showed I can orienteer at times. It's early in the year and the JK is on open moorland!
I'll see what happens when I'm fresher for next week's foray into the forest. I may even look at the map.
#1 - only real aim for today was not fuck #1. I lost 4 mins on a 1:20 leg. Poor direction/straight charge into the forest.
#2 - took a high line but got very hesitant when I should have ploughed on. 1min
#3 already thrown, poor route out of control/woodland. 1min
#5 too high then overshot. Picking things up too late. 1min.
- #6 was only 3s off fastest split despite feeling very slow and hesitant. Bit more runnable here -
#9-11 The running controls. Poor direction/not thinking out of 9 and 10. Daft. 2.5min.
- fell into #12, maybe a bit too aggressive but heads-up worked to some extent -
#13 dropped height too easily and poor direction. Big AP I opted not to use. 1.5min
#17 - No plan and overshot. 1min
#18 - pretty wobbly, poor direction, no plan, guided into control.
#21 - Control between boulders A&B. Looked between boulders A&C. Carried on, realised too far, headed back as bloke said I was right on it before. 2min
13mins. OK some of these include hesitancies which are normally part of my 'style'. However I can see where my improvements will come and know that with some focus I can iron a lot of them out.