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Training Log Archive: martin(uk)

In the 7 days ending Sep 23, 2013:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering4 1:14:21 9.94(7:29) 15.99(4:39) 6
  Total4 1:14:21 9.94(7:29) 15.99(4:39) 6

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Sunday Sep 22, 2013 #

11 AM

Orienteering race 52:23 [0] 11.44 km (4:35 / km) +5m 4:34 / km

London City Race, M40+, 5th.

#1,2,3 easy, and I started quite fast.
#4 obviously difficult to get into, so I paused leaving 3 to make sure I could use the route I spotted using the bridge/steps to the south.
#5 easy.
#6 never spotted the approach over the bridge from the west, so I only looked at how to run the route approaching from the east, which had a dead-end option to avoid. West was quicker by 20-30 secs.
#7 it looked 50:50, but actually west is shorter. I went east, probably losing 10-20 secs.
#8-13 although there are route options, none were significant I think, and it was just a case of being smooth through controls.
#14 interesting leg. I saw the route way west through the car park, but discounted it. Actually, the route east also goes a long way from the straight line. West was shorter, so lost maybe 20-30 secs.
#15 a bit fiddly, but no route choice.
#16 a pure running leg along the Thames embankment. Lost 17 seconds on a 3 minute leg to Dave Rollins, who was clearly running faster than anyone else today.
#17,18 ok
#19 saw the option to approach from the SE rather than the north, but didn't realise I could also have cut straight across the playing field to use it. Went in from the N, and as I approached it Jason was coming out.
#20-23 fiddly but fine
#24 easy, and finally caught Jason.
#25,26 easy.

Happy enough with my run, though it would obviously have been better had I got all the route choice legs right. Even so, there's no way I could have run 49 to beat Dave.

Saturday Sep 21, 2013 #

12 PM

Orienteering race 4:53 [0] 1.01 km (4:50 / km)

Ultrasprint, Victoria Park, MV.

Orienteering race 5:29 [0] 1.12 km (4:54 / km) +1m 4:52 / km

Ultrasprint, Victoria Park, MV.
1 PM

Orienteering race 4:43 [0] 0.94 km (5:03 / km)

Ultrasprint, Victoria Park, MV.
2 PM

Orienteering race 6:53 [0] 1.49 km (4:38 / km)

Ultrasprint, Victoria Park, MV.

Final head-to-head: Quentin, me, Jon, Vince.

Quentin and I ran the first butterfly together, while Jon and Vince ran the other. We got a slight lead, then split at the second butterfly. After that, Quentin had about 5m lead on me, but I pulled that back when he hesitated at the next control and took the lead. At #28 we both hesitated - I hadn't counted the trees so wasn't sure which control was ours, but Quentin punched one so I did too. He had a slight lead running into the maze, but went right when I could only see a way in to the left. That got me a 5 second or so lead at the first maze control, and I managed to maintain the lead to the second in the maze, and find a way out to win.

It turned out Quentin had a mis-punch, so lost 30 secs, as did Vince, so Jon pulled up from 4th over the line to 2nd position.

Lots of fun!

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