orienteering 1:19:14  7.03 km (11:16 / km) +143m 10:14 / km
Sometimes I wonder if I should have stayed home.
I had trouble with most controls, the terrain was greener than mapped, and it kept grabbing my shoes and making me fall over.
Number 7 had an ambiguous description- there were two ‘middle’ cliffs at the middle of the circle, separated by about 20 metres of climb. I stood a metre from the control without seeing it, and then wandered around aimlessly, peering hopefully over the edge of cliffs, until a couple came along and called out they had found it.
I fell over about a third of the way around, and hit a rock with my knee. I could barely walk for a while, and didn’t do much more than a walk for the rest.
I also picked up a huge graze and swollen shin along the way, which looks like it will stay swollen for about a month.
Faffed around in cutty grass and blackberries for the final control, which I have a strong suspicion was not on the mapped feature, but by then I really didn’t care.
And oh, yeah, my compass developed a bubble.