Orienteering race 1:08:46  11.77 km (5:51 / km)
shoes: VJ Falcon
RK OY - Fusilier - 10.1Km
First time I've bit in a fit state to run a non-sprint race normally this year, and was dreadful. Struggled with the navigation all the way (though there was a lot of very vague stuff). On top of that, legs felt pretty awful - never felt like I was running fast and just felt really heavy through the terrain.
Small miss at 1 - didn't see control and wasn't confident enough that I was in the right place. Too far right at 2 and had misread the contours (45s ?). Bad miss on 4 - too far right (45s). Hopeless on 5. Now I've seen the GPS track, I realise why I struggled to relocate - climbed on to the wrong hill system and had to bail out - 4 mins lost! Lost 1 min on 15 through not using compass after climbing the slope and going the wrong side of a major depression. Caught Oli up at this stage and followed him for a bit to put some pressure on - he cracked in spectacular style on 18. I also lost about a minute there struggling with the vagueness of the contours.
In general compass work not good enough and didn't have good enough plans to pick up on location after crossing featureless areas. Good tricky course.