JWOC Long distance
BOF wasnt going to let me do this race until 2 weeks before, so preparation for it was pretty poor, no long runs etc, but i think physically i actually handled it pretty well and it was poor concentration and mental fatigue that let me down,.
controls 1-3 were slope orienteering, hit them all ok, although a little high on 3, in hindsight would have probably dropped back down to the path, 4 was the long leg, took the north road path spur route and hit it well, slow through the control pick but hit them all pretty well, picked up a couple of stragglers, took the north path route to 8 but then annoyingly executed it really bad in the circle losing a couple of minutes, then i mentally switched off a bit and the rest of my course was plagued in mistakes, 9-10 loop fine, but that was after the 12-14 loop where i missed 13,14 and 15, took a risky route that paid off to 16.
still coming through spectator even after losing about 5-6 mins, i still came through in a reasonable time, but then it went very wrong after spectator, hit the girls control on 17 which i thought was on a path but was actually on a big elephant track, this lost me 4 mins, but not as much as the 6 mins i lost on 18, mis counted the streams and it was very very vague and took a long time to relocate, got 19 ok, started going to 21 without seeing 20, stopped about 300m ahead of 20, should have taken road to 21, damage limitation to the finish.
dissapointing 72nd although at least better than last year.