British Middles Leith.
I knew this would be technical but I had a plan of attack of trying to use thickets wherever possible as I knew the tracks changed and the contours are often very hard to see.
I set off well hitting one. Then awful compass to 2 so lost a few seconds but not major. Fairly clean through the next lot. Losing 4-5sec on most but I knew this is okay. 8-9 decided on nailing it round the tracks. Came off on the large track then it became about 15cm wide so was like oh I came off a path early on the small one and there was some green contoury stuff to my left. No worries just cut through cross the next track and you are in. Did this then couldn't find my thicket. Saw on ran over to it but it wasn't making sense. So I carried on and hit the semi open but couldn't work out where for about 30seconds. Then finally think I have it come back between 9 and 10 and see GG. By the time i get to 9 he is probably on his way to 11 so missed that tow. I lost 3min on this leg. Small overshoot at 12. Lacking confidence I decided to path it to 13 as I had already been along those paths. So I went to my same small path before the control then headed in. Unfortunately it was still the big path and was in the wrong patch again. Lose another minute.
From there on I was pretty much clean and pushed on managing to come from 11th to 7th and win a couple of legs.
I ended up at the back of the chasing pack behind GG and Kris.
I managed to lose 4min due to one misinterpretation of the map which is very annoying. It definitely should of been a small path as it was way smaller than many other small ones but I should of relocated quicker and maybe not trusted it the second time if i made a mistake on it the first time.
I had close to the speed of the leaders for large parts but again single large mistakes blow the run apart.
I think I ran here once on a contour only map and found it easier (got stuck a bit more) as there is definite features to use whereas I found myself mostly using paths and thickets as I couldn't see much else. Yet you can't emit the vegetation screen or paths as it would become unfair so I really don't know how this map could be done well.