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in: philm64; philm64 > 2019-02-17

Feb 18, 2019 5:02 PM # 
Scrappy Doo:
Marcus had a cold and was literally jogging....... Megan absolutely nailed no.2, whilst me and Matt W were being headless chickens and I started 4 minutes after Matt!!!! After that it rained so I couldn't read map, which on that area was quite tricky (is this the worlds biggest understatement?)
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Feb 18, 2019 5:16 PM # 
philm64:
Pete Ward arrived at the no 2 hillside... and saw someone pop down & punch it!

Bingo!

Me - no luck. Nor Ben Maliphant.....
Feb 18, 2019 5:21 PM # 
philm64:
Yes i heard Marcus had a cold, I saw Matt Wh finish, he looked fed up! What a gong show! All good fun tho. I think..........
Feb 18, 2019 6:01 PM # 
Chas:
Didn't your training session with me teach you anything? :-/
Feb 18, 2019 6:24 PM # 
Scrappy Doo:
Look at rout gadget Charlie.... No. 2 was a disaster for many... Duncan obviously nailed it too
Feb 18, 2019 7:02 PM # 
philm64:
there was so little to go on..... one cairn, which i saw but couldnt', for some reason, find on my map..... then suddenly others were there & I was royally put off.

It was a shambles!
Feb 18, 2019 7:33 PM # 
Scrappy Doo:
Just imagine what it would have been like in the mist.
Feb 18, 2019 7:57 PM # 
philm64:
It would have been a total epic, and worth it too, as we'd be talking about it in the pub for years...... value for money!
Feb 18, 2019 8:24 PM # 
Chas:
It would be interesting to hear from Meg how she did it...
Feb 18, 2019 9:23 PM # 
megcd:
Well here is the interesting story!
I headed for the valley roughly in the right direction, then I spotted the rocks (the chunky patch) across the valley and ran right of those, down the ridge to the cairn and straight from there. For once I actually checked my compass properly (by the cairn) and ran to a rock in the distance, neatly hitting the control on the way.
Feb 18, 2019 9:33 PM # 
Chas:
Thanks Megan.
So Phil, you know that bit of plastic bling you wear around your wrist? It's called a compass. Use it ;-)
Feb 18, 2019 10:07 PM # 
O-ing:
Marcus lost time at 7 and 16:
https://www.attackpoint.org/viewlog.jsp/user_2053/...
Feb 18, 2019 11:14 PM # 
philm64:
If i'd hit the cairn and seen it on the map i reckon I'd have been OK

However, the chunky patch of rocks eluded me as i was expecting that hillside to look very different, and I was thrown, everything was very same-y, and so I kind of lost the plot a bit.

We live and learn! Each control was a chance to improve, & i took it. And the racing at the end was fast & furious & also fun!
Feb 19, 2019 11:04 AM # 
undy:
Damn, thought I'd found your kryptonite, but it was really just the one leg.
Feb 19, 2019 3:26 PM # 
philm64:
i was useless on no 12 as well, resorting to watching other runners and waiting until someone found it. Can't relocate off vague hillside shapes!

No 2 was epic, and I'm glad I'm still alive.

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