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Training Log Archive: Jay-T

In the 7 days ending Jun 8, 2013:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Tennis3 9:30:00
  Orienteering2 1:49:49 10.91(10:04) 17.55(6:15) 358
  Badminton1 1:40:00
  Total6 12:59:49 10.91 17.55 358

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Saturday Jun 8, 2013 #


After the O I hotfooted it across to Southwell Folk Festival.
Highlights included:
Roddy Woomble
Show of Hands
11 AM

Orienteering race 41:18 [4] 8.69 km (4:45 / km) +76m 4:33 / km
shoes: Karrimor Excel Dual

NOC Nottingham Uni Urban
#4 Messed around in the olive green... 15s
#5 Hesitant and slightly longer route. 15s
#11 Underpass was closed off. 15s
#14 Went to wrong tree. 30s
#18 Unmapped gap alongside building with gate at end. 10s
#20 Flag was not where I expected. 10s
#21 Northern route looked ok but was overgrown and little to no gap between hedge / fence. Southern route much simpler and better running. 30s

Not too bad on the whole. One other fact of note was the 'stream' (read black bog of death) to the south of the map. I managed to jump most of the way across onto a log and it wasn't until afterwards that I realised how lucky this was...

Friday Jun 7, 2013 #


Just entered Northern Champs. Very tempted by M21V.
5 PM

Tennis 4:00:00 [3]
shoes: Nike Dart

Included epic singles vs Luke.
He triumphed 6-4, 6-4, 6-7 (10-12), 7-5.
The tie-break was spectacular!
I had chances serving at 5-4 up in the fourth (and would have been confident of outlasting him in a fifth) but he came through with some big hitting.

Thursday Jun 6, 2013 #

8 PM

Badminton 1:40:00 [3]
shoes: Nike Dart

Perhaps I should have run instead given that it was such a nice evening? Oh well.

Wednesday Jun 5, 2013 #

6 PM

Tennis 2:30:00 [3]
shoes: Nike Dart

Had a bit of coaching on my backhand. One belter down the line followed but I think that was simply lucky...

Tuesday Jun 4, 2013 #

(rest day)

Monday Jun 3, 2013 #

6 PM

Tennis 3:00:00 [3]
shoes: Nike Dart

Lost 6-2, 6-4 to Luke at the end. Struggling with my backhand again.

Sunday Jun 2, 2013 #

12 PM

Orienteering race 1:08:31 [4] 8.86 km (7:44 / km) +282m 6:40 / km
shoes: New Integrator

DVO Black Rocks and Cromford Moor
Nightmare on the Brown.
Llewellyn was chasing me down, but instead of calmly executing sensible routes I decided to dash madly around. No idea what was going on for the first couple and was lucky to hit #1 ok and not lose much on #2 (15s).
For #3 I headed the wrong way down the path and had to climb up again, through loads of grot (1m 20s).
Fortunately #4-#6 were all trivial. However, still not paying attention; #8 was frankly embarrassing. I was initially searching in the wood rather than the open (??), eventually worked it out as Llewellyn breezed past, but then the control wasn’t on the edge of the open as marked, rather 25m inside the boundary... 10m lost, yes, ten minutes.
#9-#12 largely ok, but for #13, when on the correct ride, I decided I was on the eastern incorrect one and looped into the section adjacent to the wrong field (1m)
#14 ok, #15 overshot slightly. Realised, but hesitant as I headed back along the re-entrant (20s).
#16-#18 ok but a bit lucky; no plan for #18 at all.
#19 Dodgy control site; contours were suspect and unmapped large crag below made me very hesitant (20s).
#20 Fortunate that another competitor ahead went low, alerting me to this superior route.
#21 Worked hard up the hill but faffed around the multiple rock features in the circle (15s).
#22 Set off towards #23 and almost missed this out but recovered just in time (10s)
#23-F Had a stitch here and was struggling up the hill.

Seemed to be running surprisingly well (late start probably helped), shame I don't actually know how to navigate.

Finished 7th, 11min down.

Llewellyn: you queried when the last time I made a 10min mistake was; not that long at all...
Try February for a couple of 14min beauties:

Today's adventure is on Routegadget here:

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