Running5:46 1.0 km (5:47 / km) ahr:114 max:129 shoes: Nike ZoomX Streakfly
Easy to the start with Em.
Orienteering44:00 9.51 km (4:38 / km) +164m4:16 / km ahr:151 max:163 shoes: Nike ZoomX Streakfly
Hexham Urban Good fun, felt the planning was quite good in some senses with some tricky legs but then also found it a bit frustrating with some out and backs to get routechoice. Enjoyed it all the same and was nice to see a bit more of Hexham which surprisingly isn't somewhere I'm super au fait with.
Had a decent performance technically, a few little wobbles here and there but pleased.
Running11:28 1.7 km (6:44 / km) +1m6:42 / km ahr:121 max:140
Around and about beforehand with some cheering of Em.
Running40:52 9.69 km (4:13 / km) +97m4:01 / km ahr:169 max:181
Aykley Head XC Was quite keen for this in the build up after doing well the last time I was here, maybe 3rd place from the slow pack but then found motivation a bit low as I remembered how tough it was with the hills.
Set off and found quite a nice pace slightly ahead of my usual peers, managed to hold it pretty well and despite feeling like I was dying on the hills at times I did pretty well and I'm pleased with the result. Was about 1.5minutes off retaining my place in the fast pack for next season so edging closer it seems.
Orienteering50:41 8.24 km (6:09 / km) +176m5:33 / km ahr:160 max:180 shoes: VJ IROC 23
Broomley Woods Night O Tough start up a long staircase with a few urban streets to begin with before crossing the valley over in to the woodland. Headtorch was playing up a little, the connection was a bit loose it seemed and was plunged in to darkness once or twice.
I orienteered like a bit of a knob, running fast between controls then fannying about in the circles like a punter. Was a bit uncertain how I get on so soon after XC but legs held up well and felt pretty strong. Never really got in to the map, found the mixture of parkland style and woodland a bit confusing. Good fun though and wasn't as cold as feared.