Orienteering - training 41:50  3.7 mi (11:18 / mi)
Bowhill. RR local event
We gate crashed a RR local event, as Ian Maxwell had put on some East of Scotland training beforehand. This was great - the kids learned about attackpoint for the first time. RR is such a nice little club, I would almost consider moving to the Borders just to join, and I had forgotten how good Bowhill is. It is lame compared to some Scottish areas, but that’s an unfair comparison and if it was somewhere like the East mids we’d have run many a JK on it by now.
The mapping of the veg seems to be quite seasonal which is a shame as the Ward family are down to 2 compasses now, so Ray and I were running compassless which was tricky with little contour detail. On the way to 15 I bananad massively as I hit a road not knowing if it was the right one and ended off at 90 degrees for a fair distance.
There was a heavy blizzard throughout my run after a nice sunny morning. My hands were so cold I couldn’t manipulate the map properly, and my laces came undone half way around but there is no way my fingers would be able to do them up which made it tricky. A nice day out, and Laurence survived his first solo light green.
Off-road running 13:32  1.27 mi (10:39 / mi)
Little jaunt running the light green from the finish backward, just checking Laurence wasn’t hypothermic. He was fine, just taking his time and getting it right.