Score Orienteering race (Local Event) 44:18  ** 5.25 km (8:26 / km)
slept:7.5 shoes: Standard White O-Shoes
HH local score event at Frithsden East, on the edge of the Ashridge Estate just north of Berkhamsted.
The first of my nine planned orienteering races this June, and almost a win!
The score event consisted of two maps - at any time during the 45 minutes, you could come back to the start, drop your Part 1 map and pick up a Part 2 one. Each map had 11 controls on it. I did all 11 of the first, and 7 of the second, giving me 180 points - there was a loop near the end that I didn't have time to go to.
I finished second - Simon E won with 190 points, one control more than me. In retrospect I should have done the second map anti-clockwise rather than clockwise - that way I would have missed three outliers that were tough to get to, rather than the four that were close by the finish. I pushed myself hard on this race, and felt the pain - especially around the middle section - a sharp 30m climb tired me out and I messed up getting back to the start for the map changeover. At the finish I was thinking I would be well down on the results though, so finishing second is great.
Note: The distance I am quoting here is the straight-line distance measured based on the controls I visited.