Running - Road and Trail58:28 11.73 km (4:59 / km) +219m4:34 / km ahr:159 max:182 shoes: NB 450v3 BRIGHTBLUE
Had resigned myself to a shuffle home as wasn't up to a planned sesh, but got to the ring road and thought harden up, so turned up eccy road, parks, high storrs and eccyr woods. Leaving the woods I bumped into Andy Sadler (he of the condom hat) so had a good catch up.
Nice evening, if chilly. Worth it. Hrs all over the shop though.
Orienteering39:45  5.82 km (6:50 / km) +131m6:08 / km slept:6.0 shoes: VJ Irock2
BUCS Relay. 8min down on leg 1. Oops.
Just followed the pack and went bramble swimming at the start. Must have been 5m away from my control but i was below it., it was in a pit and I relocated off number 17. Now around a couple of ShUOC boys I don't recognise - i.e. right at the back.
Very leggy - despite leaving the social at 10:10, maybe being drunk is better than being tired? - and was a real effort to drag my way closer to respectability. Then any work I had done was ruined by losing a minute or so on a knoll right on a path where I just didn't see the control.
Shame to mess up the 2nd team on my debut for it but at least gave Nathan a good reason to be aggressive... Will just have to smash Leg1 for the 3rd team at the JK.
Running - Road and Trail16:03  3.65 km (4:24 / km) +11m4:20 / km shoes: VJ Irock2
Orienteering race 1:13:48  12.16 km (6:04 / km) +405m5:12 / km 25c slept:7.5 weight:73.4kg shoes: VJ Irock2
BUCS Individual, 20th (+14:30).
Fairly clean navigationally - a 1.5-2min overshoot on 9, 30s overshoot on 10 and a few circle wobbles about OK for me, although 9 was very frustrating. A bad RC to 7 also cost me a minute.
However legs just weren't quite with it today for the top 15 (top 10 push target) I was after. This was shown by tardy splits on more runnable legs, and that despite catching Rich Barrett 2mins shortly after 2, it took until 6-7 for me to drop him. Moving OK on the moor - it took a circle mistake for Matt to get ahead - and it was fun driving the train and, whilst strong there wasn't much terrain nouse and tiredness hit as we re-entered the forest.
Still, about time I got in the top 20. I'm pretty sure my best BUCS result previously was 25thish in 2009 (i.e. after 1 year of orienteering.)
Running - Trail + Terrain42:02  6.16 km (6:49 / km) +125m6:11 / km shoes: VJ Irock2