Orienteering race 1:38:26  14.1 km (6:59 / km) +350m 6:13 / km
SE champs at Blackheath
Started well this time and in the right frame of mind, and enjoyed the run.
Made a mess of #7. It was hung just a tad low for my liking as I'd seen the pit a couple of times but not the control. But the reason I lost time was not taking an accurate bearing in from the crossroads or the ditch end - once I did that it was obvious where the control had to be. Then made a classic follow up mistake on #8, just putting my head down and trying to make up the lost time. Never a good idea, and I made a parallel error going over the wrong hilltop and hitting the track too far E.
Other than that just minor wobbles, although quite a few of them. The lesson I think is to be more diligent with the compass next time out. Seem to have done something right at #10 and #12 in particular where several others lost time. Looking at the map again those were two where I was diligent with my compass - so reinforces the lesson!
Off-road running warm up/down 17:30  2.5 km (7:00 / km)
worth noting that I still felt pretty fresh jogging back, that's a good sign.