Orienteering race (Rivers Wood SOG) 53:10  5.9 km (9:01 / km) +160m 7:56 / km
Had ages to look at the map beforehand, and did, but it doesn't seem to have helped AT ALL. Rather, I switched off a bit while running the longer legs, lost contact, and then lost lots of time by not being able to run with confidence in the right direction. Went wrong on the way to 3 first, because I was running too hard, then panicked before relocating. Was OK to 7 but couldn't find 8 - along with a load of bumblers - and am pretty sure it was in the wrong place (or map was wrong). But biggest mistake was 10, where I suddenly realised track I was on wasn't going in the right direction! Was lucky not to lose more time. Map around 11 and 12 was more confusing than helpful, but I alone was responsible for 'switching off' again on long leg to 16 and only spotting mistake when, weirdly, I ran past number 3 again. More confusion on the way to 18 just about topped off a poor morning's work. On a positive note, I was running well and did not feel any fatigue after. And I did enjoy the workout despite the result.