Ok, so what was your plan for that leg? e.g. route choice/attack point. Why did you make the mistake? e.g. what caused you to deviate from your plan? Why did the mistake take you 3mins to fix? At what point did you realise something was wrong? What did you do about it? What should you have done about it?? What can/should you have done differently? What can you learn to ensure that next time a similar situation arises you don't make a mistake??
Having a perfect run is nearly impossible for most folk so the trick is to accept that you will make a mistake but to ensure that if/when you do you recognise the signs early on (e.g.this doesn't look right lets slow down/stop and check I know exactly where I am) know how to resolve the issue, and ensure that the mistake is only a 30secs one and not a 3 mins one.
Wise words Will - thanks. I do need to sort myself out technically and learn from my mistakes. I've been thinking about my physical training and I need to get in to terrain a lot more. You'd think after 46 years in the sport I'd know by now, but sometimes your technique does get sloppy and you need someone else to remind you what you should be doing.
If you look at TGIF on attackpoint you will see he is in terrain doing orienteering pretty much everyday. Now this is extreme as he is a professional, but getting out at least 1 time per week with a map in terrain is a minimum all year round (he says not following his own wise words!!)