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Training Log Archive: Ollie

In the 1 days ending Jun 6, 2006:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering1 1:05:00 4.86(13:23) 7.82(8:19) 20018 /23c78%
  Total1 1:05:00 4.86(13:23) 7.82(8:19) 20018 /23c78%
averages - sleep:7.5 weight:67.3kg

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Tuesday Jun 6, 2006 #

Orienteering race (Local Event) 1:05:00 [2] *** 7.82 km (8:19 / km) +200m 7:22 / km
spiked:18/23c slept:7.5 weight:67.3kg shoes: Standard White O-Shoes

TVOC Summer Series event at Hughenden, near High Wycombe. 7.8km for a Tuesday evening event - ouch! But the going was easier as it was a little cooler than at the weekend. But it did get dark towards the end, and so I had some problems reading the map!

Finished 12th out of 23 runners - very suprised as I thought I was almost the last person back. I Took it very easy, also made quite a few mistakes, some bad.

The first loop was 5.6km, it was a mass start, but I made a slight navigational mistake at 2 and 3, in the dark woods, and lost the pack. 7 was tricky - again, it was quite dark. 8 was my first major mistake - I went too far to the left, got confused, and ran down an earth wall parallel to the one I needed to be on, wasting perhaps 2 minutes. Some confusion at 9 as the control number was wrong - wasted 30 seconds here. After a nice stint through an open park, it was back up the seemingly neverending hill for the second loop. The gloom was definitely gathering, I was poor in finding 3 due to a risky route choice. 7 was the second big mistake of the night - the complex path network confused me and I made a 90 degree error, heading uphill to the left, when instead I wanted to go down to the right. A 1 min mistake. Then it was just a long, steady jog back to the start.

Time is estimated as the results are in points, not in time.

Note

Four days after fixing my bike's back tyre, the chain has snapped - again. Removing two more links to fix it is going to restrict me to very few gears!

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