Orienteering2:23:04 12.45 km (11:30 / km) +512m9:32 / km ahr:118 max:147 shoes: VJ Falcon May 2017
Harvester, Blake Holme and Gummer's How
Couldn't make the FVO flyers team so into FVO Plan B it was, meaning that instead of my usual short day or short night I found myself on Leg 2, long night.......
Enjoyed the race and the technical challenge, but neither the early part or the final part was really my finest performance!
Bad start with 10mins binned at #1 (although not quite a split to compare with the 75mins Dave H scored at the same #1 during daylight later on!).
Then mostly pretty solid salvage work (faff thanks to unmapped bushes at #9 aside) right round to the second radio at #16, before a disastrous end part.....think I ran out of energy as much as anything else, seemed to lose the ability to think straight and huge amounts of time just seeped away.
The mighty FVO Flyers took back the Harvester Trophy ahead of EUOC, putting right last year's disqualification and (we think) sharing the UK Relay League with them (both with 2 wins and 2 second places).
Not clear that the competition really exists any more but let's hope so as (shared victory or not) FVO has never won it before!
Running13:04 2.26 km (5:48 / km) +20m5:33 / km ahr:114 max:130
Running29:34 6.94 km (4:16 / km) +49m4:07 / km ahr:154 max:161 shoes: Asics Hyperspeed
Black Rock 5, Kinghorn.
81st place and, pleasingly, getting under pre-race target of 30mins.
Great race, why haven't I done it before! Fantastic atmosphere and crowd support, a piper on the beach, 1100 runners, and a choice of bottled beers to drink at the finish.
Hopefully will manage to be back for it again next year.