Red Bull Robin Hood.
Headed to 48 first, few others about, but the elite group (with the exception of Peter Bray) went to 40 first. The group around me then headed to 49 for some reason (much better to pick this up afterwards); I went to 53 which was en-route to my first challenge control (103 - Little John balance). Unfortunately this was the challenge that I had decided in advance looked the most difficult. As I was second there it would have been rude not to attempt it, but I duly failed.
From there I did a circuit of the map in a counter-clockwise direction. It was fairly obvious even at this early stage that getting them all wasn't realistic so I left out anything that was too far out of the way.
Already running on my own after 103; biggest time losses of the day here where I missed 37  and was looking too early for 33 due to bramble proliferation 
Failed the second challenge (105 - onion catapult), despite being agonisingly close a couple of times and being complemented on my technique!
Third challenge fairly nearby (101 - rope climb) finally passed one! Seemed fairly straightforward.
A few people knocking around the control cluster south of the start, but all going in the opposite direction. Few dodgy lines here; biggest loss on 32 where I was forced east by the undergrowth 
Bit of a climb / dogleg to 43 - possibly one control that I should have left out - then onto my fourth challenge (102 - archery). No other competitors in sight, so no pressure as the entire row of instructors assessed my shot... nailed it first time!
Running low on time now, difficult to chose which controls to visit, but headed for (what turned out to be) my final challenge (106 - portcullis raise). Easily completed this in no time at all, although this was definitely not challenging enough - more weight needed next year (indeed everyone who attempted this 'challenge' passed).
Just over 12mins left - opted to just head back picking up a final couple of controls on the way (incorporating a somewhat risky straight route from 57 to 51, which fortunately turned out to be ok). Thus missed 'spot the difference' challenge, although this was reputably more difficult than it sounds.
320 points; 11th place, winning score 380.
Quite refreshing that a perfect run for me today could conceivably have resulted in a winning score. Evidently this could apply to (probably) any of the top 15 or so, but the point is that the score / challenge combo serves to level out raw ability a lot more - and thus probably make for a more open and interesting race!
Brilliant event; well done to all involved.http://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/62694471...