Orienteering race 1:38:57  11.89 km (8:19 / km) +295m 7:24 / km
PIOM long distance - Serrinha/Dongalinho
Was quite annoyed at myself after this race as I think I could have done a lot better than I did.
Decided to start steady and really focus on the orienteering. This worked well until #5, (only 1 min behind at this point which for me is an achievement!)
Then to #6 I misread the contours and ended up at the bottom of the valley not the top, losing around 5 mins. Managed to refocus well and was pleased with my route on the long leg to #9 (few minutes down but followed my plan well), also took a gel here.
#11 was the start of a spectator corridor, however, I had only checked out the other end of the corridor so managed to faff around looking for it and lose 1.5mins. Also not helped by the commentator announcing my imminent (or not..) arrival through spectator.
Running too fast through the corridor and then made a massive 90' error (followed the wrong fence line) to #12 and waste 7mins in completely the wrong area. I think due to a combination of bad compass/running too fast/not enough map reading. Got stuck in the fences to #13 too and finished a further 10mins down just on the spectator loop!
Positive things: pleased with the start of the race, hopefully have stopped my usual mistake of starting too fast. Also happy with the long leg route choices and execution, and being able to read a 1:15000 of this type of area!
Things to improve: Check compass at least 1 extra time per leg, almost all my errors could have been prevented by this! Take time to properly look at the spectator area before starting, slow down a bit/extra care with navigation towards the end of the course especially on long distances!