Orienteering race 17:30  3.8 km (4:36 / km) +50m 4:19 / km
shoes: Asics Hyperspeed (ii)
British Sprint champs - heats
Well. For me this was all about the 5 minute meltdown at the end:
- somehow missed the 2012 statue control, just looked up and ran for the first statue on top of a hill I could see. Wrong one. Really should have twigged though either as the route to the last control was twice as far as it should have been or when running past my actual control.
- then it never occurred to me to just run back up and punch - 30 seconds to a minute perhaps. Why not? Instead just started to sulk halfway down the run-in.
- but would have been DSQ anyway due to going out of bounds. Although that's a story in itself. Can't argue that I didn't go out, but if it was really important that we didn't go on that patch it needed more than a 2mm strip of olive green (half the width of the other uncrossable features in ISSOM...) and nothing on the ground to distinguish the OK knee high grass from the OOB knee high grass.
The main point is, this has been coming. In all the park races I have been tending to run just a shade quicker than my safe speed.