Controlling 2:00:00  15.0 km (8:00 / km)
New Beechenhurst, glorious warm spring day, the forest was fantastic, another chance to disturb the families of pigs who seem to be becoming old friends.
As a result of the boar the forest is much more runnable but paradoxically slower and more tiring.........when I set foot into the forest with the first of my 85 controls 10.00 at I was full of optimism .....and I was certainly overoptimistic about my capabilities. Quite early on it was clear that I was much slower than anticipated, so kept well fed and watered and kept going.............and going the last control went out at 21.15.........and I was knackered. Drove home, cooked, bathed, ate, checked e-mail .........yes we can have a drinks control but only if I do it, no criticism of the overstretched and overstressed organiser but the club has lost the 'Mike Nelson' can do culture...........and set alarm for 5.30
Overall a great day but not one to repeat in a hurry