Orienteering race (Park Race) 26:39  **** 3.5 km (7:37 / km)
SLOW Imperial College race. Wow, this was great! What a cracker! Technical and high-speed on a 1:3000 map. A real mix of gardens, university alleys and grand roads. Poor start, misreading the map, and then made a big mistake early on (1m15) from 5-6 by not working out the levels or spotting stair-cases. Spent much of the race interchanging position with Tom C, Vince and Helen, generally each of us swapping running order as I made mistakes (but I was generally a little faster on the straight). I finally pulled away from them at the end which was a little easier technically, thankfully.
Annoyingly, Scott finished 2 seconds front of me and Angus 3 seconds in front - but I was a second in front of Angus as the final control! I didn't think I did the last leg that slowly...
Anyway, a better race than on Thursday (it wasn't quite so hot) but still room to improve. Not sure how many of the other races in the series will be as technical as this one, the physical/technical differences between each race in the series are mixing up the results.
GPS said 6.2km run although I doubt this greatly. I don't think it liked the tall buildings.