BOK Black Down BOK Trot, Brown 7.9km / 225m
Fast & visible -- Phil terrain. Gifted the first 2 flags, and continued hammering it out, feeling great, small miss at no 8 when Jeremy Tonge unexpectedly came down the hill at 90degs to me & led me to trees that were wrong (30secs).
Ran hard past 10 to 11, and had a great plan for 12 - but drifted onto path - OK fine, I'll veer off at the knoll line. No knolls. what's going on? Leave path, oh! nothing makes sense. Where's the catching path? Where are the knoll lines?
4mins+ binned, and could not fathom out where i could be, ran to a tree (wrong one by miles) & relocated, even then wasn't believing my compass. Jeremy was also arriving...... :-(
From there, took all brakes off (like they were on, lol), & ran risky & hard the whole way to the end. Got lucky 16/17 by others being around, but then on my own again.
Somehow, i was first M55 when I finished, with Pete Ward 27 secs up on me. Someone was 47:43, which TBH was beyond me, but 48mins & bits was a sure thing apart from no 12 :-(
Desperately close finish but I pipped Clive for the M55 win! Holy crap, he was ahead of me at no 11 too - good grief! https://www.bristolorienteering.org.uk/sites/defau...
RG - had no idea when i crossed, or was near ,the knoll lines, that I was near them / crossing them. https://www.bok.routegadget.co.uk/rg2/#203&rou...
Winsplits (times without mistakes is interesting....!) http://obasen.orientering.se/winsplits/online/en/d...https://www.strava.com/activities/5307938529