Orienteering race 17:00  4.0 km (4:15 / km)
shoes: New Balance Vazee
IOC Sprint 2017, 2.7km straight line.
Delighted to take the win and my first M21E Irish title.
Despite the decent physical training, I've very little orienteering done since the summer, so some rusty-ness was inevitable.
Made mistakes on the first control running past the gap in the buildings, and then a mistake on the second as i started running to the third instead. Both caused due to a lack of reading what was on the ground infront of me due to maybe putting too much focus on planning ahead controls 3-6. Very quickly found myself 20 seconds behind as a result.
Thankfully i copped on after this and was going well until i got tangled up in an invisible dog leash on the way to 5!
Slight hesitation leaving 5, dropping some precious seconds.
Got the tricky bits of the rest of the course around 17-20 planned en route to 9 which was handy. Bad routes on 11 and 12 however. Smooth through 13 to 19 then think i chose the better route to 20. Handy controls then 21-finish exept maybe 26 which i think south was superior to my northern route.