orienteering 1:42:29  10.3 km (9:57 / km)
NGOC Galloppen at Mallards Pike did not think I had run too badly, if a bit slow in parts. One mistake at no 12, where I did not go past the pond, I almost went past the pond, so I almost knew where I was on the ditches and I almost found the control. Not good enough amongst the fallen trees. Then Ben Chesters +1 arrived and I followed them elsewhere, all realised we were too far south and found the control.
Chris Kelsey overtook me an ran away - he was running well but I was a bit surprised to see him 10 mins faster, and Mark Saunders faster still. Well done to them!
At control 5 MS 31.37, CK 33.23, CD 33.43
12- Finish MS 30.47, CK 31.28, CD 33.01
At the start I was on my own but fresh and the forest quite open, later on there were other runners to race, in some cases help find controls and generally keep me honest.
In the middle I was clearly pottering
5-12 MS 25.38, CK 27.34, CD 35.45
Going 7-8 and 8- 9 I got into areas of young conifers for extended periods in areas marked as green and was clearly very slow, it broke my momentum - lost 3 mins on 8-9 where I never found the v.b. which had quite a good path apparently. When the going gets tough, the tough apparently stops going,,,