Orienteering - race 1:10:00  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.