Orienteering race (Guildford City Race) 55:53  *** 6.4 km (8:44 / km)
Enjoyed this much more than last time, although result was distinctly ordinary. Thought the course was really well planned and thoughtfully avoided the busiest shopping areas, which was the main problem last time. Hip niggled by the end but I thought I was running well. Time losses were almost all due to eyesight failings and were all small, but they added up in that frustrating way that orienteering mistakes do. Missed the route over the second bridge on the way to 4 and ran on to bridge 3 and back, then left 4 the wrong way having missed underpass route. Faffed on way to 10 but seem to have got away with it, probably due to uphill running speed, but did the same for 11 and lost time. Panicked a little bit as we entered the tricky castle area but was mostly OK. Couldn't visualise the tree at 14 and, after getting lucky with 16 on the other side of the hedge, opted not to go down the steps and under and straight to 17. Thought I'd seen a route through the estate on the long easy leg to 25 in the university, but it was a cul-de-sac and I had to retreat. Probably binned about 4 mins in total so I was never going to trouble the leaders. Fun though.