those 2km are a good example of a rare case where i can balance out some stupidity with enthusiasm. i guess i had been working on running fitness more than orienteering skill for the past few months, and it shows! here's to hoping extra speed doesn't just make for getting lost in a hurry.
my route to 6 was mostly a crime of opportunity. i put up a quickroute
to make a little more sense of it. the first half - up to crossing the road - made sense. then i got funneled west by some barbed wire, ended up on that stone wall, and figured i'd follow that in. when i got to the corner of the stone wall i didn't like the look of the rest of it. i saw i was right next to that big fat trail and figured i'd go with the dumb, long, easy way. good chance to read ahead a bit and plan.
it was my first long - and distance isn't my specialty. i probably should've run red (or blue, yikes!), but wanted to focus more on good orienteering than endurance. and i won a spiffy mug for being over-conservative! i get reminded of it every day at work.