British Middles at Brereton Spurs. 5km M21E course.
Much better event than yesterday, once we found the event. Area was much better than the details suggested too - made for a nice day.
The orienteering didn't go quite so well but as a percentage I suspect I messed up far fewer controls today than most days of the Lakes:
2 - 30s - just not seeing the control
3 - 30s - ran south rather than SW
5 - 20s - didn't see control
6 - 30s - crap route, went SE and realised going back via 4 was quicker just too late
7 - 60s - unsure where I was but found a spur - confirmed I was on the wrong one when the control was a digit out.
12 - 20s - went in from road too early and found control on bush
13 - 20s - veering to right but realised before hitting 14
15 - couldn't match map well around here but knew was roughly right. Getting very confused heading out towards 16 afterwards but eventually hit the fence - maybe 1 min over 14-16
18-19 - had no plan until half way there, rough underfoot but wasn't any real mistake
22 - 60s - veered some way left without realising and got confused
23/24/25 - 20s miss on each, but going very tough on 24 due to brashings
29 - 60s - not sure what to expect from the map, but did keep finding control 124 where I wanted mine to be - relocated twice to same hole and eventually found control on vague feature to NE.
No massive mistakes as legs were short, but lots of little ones add up to 7-7.5 mins - and think 50 mins is about what I should have expected from a clean run in that terrain. Quite happy that it was pleasant woodland, and that when I made a mistake I knew what I had done fairly quickly. Despite the time loss, in about the right place in the results so implies that quite a lot had scrappy runs today.