Orienteering race (OK Nuts) 1:09:59  ***
shoes: Inov 8s - Oroc 280s
Had an early start due to helping later - went off in the middle of. Bit of a SLOW train behind Ian Webb, yahuda, Ian and Richard with dimitry and Michael chasing me down.
Had a clean start and took Ian and Richard by 2, screwed up No.3 dropping at least a minute and ten dropped another 2 minutes exiting No.4 45 degrees the wrong way and so was caught by Michael and dmitry by 5, got away from them again and didnt get caught again until theroad crossing, decided to try and let Michael go here tactically as it was timed out and I wasn't going to claw back 3min by leading him into every control.
Unfetunately caught him again before the next control and was back driving the train, luckily managed to get it back together an dropped him making up 1.30 across the final 4 controls.
Overall not bad but finished the wrong end of a strong minute block and ended up 19th whereas easily could have made it closer to the top 10.
Good day - poor result