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Training Log Archive: BrandNewMe

In the 7 days ending May 30:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering - race2 1:45:50 9.72(10:53) 15.64(6:46)
  Road running1 25:00 2.5(10:00) 4.02(6:13)
  XC / road / hill race1 21:43 3.11(6:59) 5.0(4:21)
  Total3 2:32:33 15.33(9:57) 24.67(6:11)

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Sunday May 30 #

1 PM

Orienteering - race 1:10:00 [3] 5.44 mi (12:52 / mi)

Auchingarrich long adults course. This was a race organised for kids with some adult races thrown in too for those lucky enough to get an entry. 7.5k and I cruised around without making the usual big mistakes, just lots of little ones. When I say cruised, I mean staggered up the hills gasping like a 70-a-dayer. I like Auchengarrich. It has all the requirements for good Scottish orienteering - hills, variety, trees and some grot (yeh, you can take your pretty wooded sand dunes and shove them where the sun don’t shine. Though I’ll let Inshriach in the good-Scottish-orienteering list cause it has green bits and is quite rough, but Loch Vaa can gtf). Auchingarrich really goes the extra mile for entertainment if you are ever split starting. Play park, cafe and wildlife.

Kids had fun. Really great idea of Scottish orienteering to put this on. Fellow MoW squad members Freya and Eilidh managed pretty well with their first foray into proper forests as opposed to urban and parkland. Eilidh was doing really well but got the wrong 14, and Freya had one big miss in the Bermuda Triangle bit which was a shame as apart from that was pretty good. It’s hard trying to go orienteering when it’s your weekend with your dad and he can’t stand the sport. Onwards and upwards to the lakes.

Saturday May 29 #


Been a bit ill recently and Bertie has been isolating due to nursery cases. Thus the hotly anticipated double header orienteering weekend did not happen. I managed to persuade Ray that the ELO event would be fun and it would be good to catch up with friends. I’d stay at home with B and go tomorrow instead. He fell for it, heading off to the worst nettles the kids have ever experienced. Nice one.

Staying at home with Bertie is totally knackering though. His favourite hobbies are jamming his fingers in cupboards, trying to up end all plants in reaching distance, making a break for the stairs at every opportunity and trying to eat the food waste. Mmm. Isolation ends next Friday though so lakes is still on. Just got a week of working 6-1pm to get through beforehand.

Wednesday May 26 #

7 PM

Orienteering - race 35:50 [3] 4.28 mi (8:22 / mi)

Liberton Sprintelope

Helen had planned a great course, and it was a nice clear map at 1:4,000. I was quite a muppet with the nav and also not feeling great. I seem to have picked up a large bruise on my leg since yesterday’s 5k for no good reason, so am naturally panicking that it’s a post-vaccine blood clot.

Tuesday May 25 #

12 PM

XC / road / hill race 21:43 [3] 5.0 km (4:21 / km)

Blast 5k

My friend runs a 5k race around the meadows every Tuesday lunchtime. See

Thought I’d give it a go as a challenge. I felt weirdly nervous as hadn’t done a race for ages but after the first 1/4 I relaxed and enjoyed it and ran quicker than I thought I would, which is always nice.

Road running 25:00 [3] 2.5 mi (10:00 / mi)

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