Wellington Champs Long - Hydrabad
Very heavy rain before the event (flooding in several places), that eased up, but still very wet. So glasses a real problem the whole way. Compounded the problem by picking up the 1:10,000 map rather than the 1:7,500. Could read it while the gasses were clear, but that only lasted a very short time after the start. From then on it was all a bit of a struggle. Having to stop to clean the glasses and then read the map, then taking the glasses off to see where I was putting my feet (mostly fairly rough underfoot. Lost about 3 mins 4-5 as a result of those issues (though only missde 5 by a fraction the first time). Then fell over on the way into 5, which was agony. Thereafter taking very long routes around the tracks sp I didn't have to read the map mauch and I was less likely to fall down.
Only a couple of small time losses on 2 and 12 part from 4-5, both due to not being able to read the map when I wanted to.
So, didn't really feel like orienteering and didn't enjoy it much, especially as some of the tracks were very hard on the feet. On a good day, with a 1:7500 map, and without a shoulder injury this would probably have been a lot of fun.http://obasen.orientering.se/winsplits/online/en/d...