Urban Orienteering race 46:08 8.85 km (5:13 / km) +25m5:09 / km ahr:126 max:138 shoes: Wave Mujin 3 GTX Green
LUL - Market Rasen
So very, very, disappointed (with myself).
Drove myself to Rasen (don't like driving myself / by myself)
Ran in the rain (don't like running in the rain)
First off on Long so had to wake up (unknowingly) all the Si Air units - bummer!
Scrappy over first few controls, not overly so, just annoyingly so.
9-10-11 was a tight dog-leg - slopped through the WET field to 9 having already noted the short leg to 10, but at 9 just totally forgot about it and headed to 11 - realised part way along the leg to 11 but thought - can't be bothered to go back now - too far, I'll just be trying to make up time that I can't make up - so just ploughed on.
It's probably sub-conscious but from there on in I found it a real slog, legs just wouldn't work as they should be doing, so although I tried to do the navigating, my legs failed miserably - wonder if they'd have been ok a) had I got 10...and b) if I hadn't realised that I hadn't got 10.... we'll never know!
So - 2 x LUL's down - 4 to go, and yet to have a "good" run....time is running out!
Also knees were pretty sore tonight (after 9) and the rib problem I seem to have picked up (although I've NO IDEA how) is bothering me :( feels like they are bruised but no sign of bruising, just sore to touch and when doing certain movements............all down hill from here ...................
Urban Orienteering race 38:04 7.68 km (4:58 / km) +8m4:56 / km ahr:130 max:138 shoes: Wave Rider 18 Black/Green
City of Culture Urban - Hull Marina and City
Felt that I ran quite hard and only lost time at the miss-placed control - probably minor route-choice losses here and there - but maybe more time lost than I'm thinking that I lost - splits may be interesting, also we'll see if I lose any places after the void leg is taken out - bit disappointed as all those peeps whom I'm normally minutes in front of were VERY close, time-wise, to me today :(
K.T. well in front - I'm just running so slowly (relatively) a.t.m. but at least L.Quad Tendon (just about) held out - not "super-great" but "ok"...just.
adjusted times make me feel a lot happier! :)
C (50) (Length 5.90Km)
1 Keith Tonkin GO M55 35:11 6.0m/Km
2 Brian Ward HALO M55 36:00 6.1m/Km
3 Jane Anthony SROC W60 37:41 6.4m/Km
4 Paul Turner SELOCM55 38:05 6.5m/Km
5 David Vincent DVO M55 38:30 6.5m/Km
6 Steve Corrigan EBOR M55 38:37 6.5m/Km
7 Tanya Taylor LOG W45 38:52 6.6m/Km
8 David Williams AIRE M55 38:58 6.6m/Km
9 Steve Ingleby DEE M60 39:07 6.6m/Km
10 Andrew Ridgway NOC M55 39:07 6.6m/Km
11 Paul Bradbury SYO M60 39:45 6.7m/Km
Urban Orienteering race (Sprint) 17:38 3.19 km (5:32 / km) +21m5:21 / km ahr:124 max:135 shoes: Mizuno Wave Ultima 4
Hull Tri-O Stage 3 - Cottingham High School Sprint - nice! :)
No-where near confident enough to run 2 x 35 minute Score events prior to this as tomorrow is the focus and would really like the L.Quad Tendon to hold out.......not especially promising after today - but we'll see!