orienteering race 1:10:00  5.6 km (12:30 / km)
GO middle distance race at Farley. I had gone to this race as a meeting had been fixed for BOC but others were doing this event. I pretty much hated this event. Took longer messing around in Guildford, then missed a turn (actually turned too early got lost found myself back in the suburbs. My ankle hurt quite a lot on route to start. I pretty much hated the race it just seemed to be bracken, brambles or bracken. With 29 controls just set compass and run.
Clean through the first 7, and ok to 8 -well except I misinterpreted the spaghetti and had navigated to 13, cursed, but it also meant I went to 8 but I approached from a really odd direction could see the control but clearly not mine, could not relocate so eventually went to flag and of course it was mine, but dis orientated and fluffed next one. We crossed a road timed out 2 mins so looked at rest of course un-inspiring, ran through next two realising eventually that there must have been two controls in bracken and I had mis-stamped. Running short of time and not enjoying so headed of to finish to retire......then decided this was not me so got back onto course tried to concentrate on navigation and finished without incident . Ha not last as DQ hurray! Others though race was great
On to a very, very wet site meeting …...to find we had a new set of permission issues and long, long wet drive home. A day to forget!