Running warm up/down 18:43  3.0 km (6:14 / km)
shoes: INOV-8 f-lite 195
Including the comical march to the start from quarantine, everyone looking like a herd of F1 cars stuck behind a safety car.
Orienteering race 16:41  *** 4.5 km (3:42 / km) +50m 3:31 / km
spiked:23/25c shoes: INOV-8 f-lite 195
World Cup MSR - 27th (leg), 28th (team).
This was mental, but great fun, I'm definitely a fan of this event. Went out 1.55 down on Shminty and 30-40 seconds on Pete, in 36th, with the aim of hunting as many people as possible down. Struggled to find the start kite when I opened the map, opening it up on the second half, but clocked where the Italian ahead of me went and got lucky with the gaffle. Had a good tussle with him over the next few until I moved ahead to #4. Got the right hand route to #5, catching sight of a Norwegian top and aiming for him. Had a look back and suddenly saw Poo Boy just 15m's behind me, giving me a big shock. Good through the next section, left on #6 (again the correct choice I think), leading the little pack of people I was with. Through to 10 on the route I'd seen the front pack take, then on 11 #Pete powered past me on the road. Some local had slapped a car seat down on the gap I wanted to take, trying to stop people using it. Sadly I had less balls than Pete who just ploughed straight through, going round to the left. This put me just 15m's off the back of him and suffering to try to hold the gap. Different gaffle on #12, then Pete came past again to #13. Same through to spectator, suffering on the most gradual of inclines.
Jelly legs for the next section, just trying to keep planning ahead and flowing through the controls Pretty annoying to hear that some people went through the OOB tape to #18, but I guess some people want to cheat. Got a bit concerned about the next few controls, a me and Pete had the same, but kept navigating solo, closing the gap to #20, then kind of just using him and the Austrian guy we'd caught through the rest to the finish as best I could - not quite well enough in the end as I got dropped one from home. Great fun, and good to finish on what felt like a strong run; definitely need some more speed though to compete with the big boys. Good runs from Jonny and Jo to finish off a strong team performance.
Running warm up/down 12:38  2.2 km (5:45 / km) +1m 5:44 / km
shoes: Mizuno Wave Rider - red
Team warm down. Knackered.