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Training Log Archive: Spur

In the 7 days ending Aug 3:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering7 8:29:47 31.37(16:15) 50.48(10:06) 1250
  Walking2 1:30:00 4.35(20:41) 7.0(12:51) 100
  Total7 9:59:47 35.72(16:48) 57.48(10:26) 1350

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Saturday Aug 3 #

Orienteering race 26:25 [3] 3.31 km (7:59 / km) +75m 7:10 / km

Day 6 Grandtully. Clean run, careful with the compass, a good end to the week. 4th place on the day and 4th overall. Only beaten to the podium by a few ringers from the USA and Forth Valley, so a decent week despite the two silly injuries. Pretty sure that’s my highest 6 days finish.

Orienteering warm up/down 30:00 [3] 2.0 km (15:00 / km) +50m 13:20 / km

To the start

Walking 30:00 [3] 2.0 km (15:00 / km)

Walk to the falls and back via the pub

Friday Aug 2 #

Orienteering race 1:00:25 [3] 6.86 km (8:48 / km) +230m 7:33 / km

Day 5, Craig a’Barns. Assaulted by a tree again en-route to 3 but had the 2nd best split on that leg despite blood pouring out my head. Overall a fairly solid run, toiled through brashings and uphill to 7 and lost a couple of minutes drifting past the small crag right at the end but happy enough with 4th place, and into 4th place overall with one race left.

Orienteering warm up/down 30:00 [3] 2.2 km (13:38 / km) +160m 10:00 / km

To the start

Thursday Aug 1 #

Orienteering race 58:46 [3] 7.78 km (7:33 / km) +250m 6:30 / km

Day 4 Culteuchar and Dron. Up at 6am and 5 hrs of bus marshalling not the best preparation and very hot by the time I got a late start. Needed a good run today and didn’t get it. Made a ridiculous 4/5 min error drifting away from 3 which I can only put down to mental tiredness. Couple of smaller mistakes arguing with the map later. 6th place. Fraser 1st, Brad 2nd - and Brad even beat me on the run-in!

Orienteering warm up/down 45:00 [3] 3.0 km (15:00 / km) +100m 12:51 / km

Slog up to the start etc

Wednesday Jul 31 #

Orienteering race 21:45 [3] 3.87 km (5:37 / km) +60m 5:13 / km

‘Rest’ day sprint, Crieff. Pretty much a clean run. Saw a couple of possibly less hilly routes looking at the map afterwards but a decent result (23rd/69). Messrs Barrable and Goddard mp’d and Will won in 17.19. Fastest run-in on the course for 3rd day in a row.

Walking 1:00:00 [3] 5.0 km (12:00 / km) +100m 10:55 / km

Melville monument and Deil’s Cauldron at Comrie.

Tuesday Jul 30 #

Orienteering race 41:42 [3] 3.71 km (11:14 / km) +125m 9:37 / km

Day 3, middle distance race at Dundurn. Terribly scrappy performance, only really did 6 to 9 cleanly, and fortunate to escape with 5th place. Really lost touch with the map hunting for #4 and found lots of grot and bog towards the end. Brad 1st and Fraser 4th.

Monday Jul 29 #

Orienteering race 50:44 [3] 6.25 km (8:07 / km) +150m 7:15 / km

Day 2 Edinchip. Much better run and a good mixed area. Spiked quite a few controls and safe route to 7 hitting the path worked well. Route to 10 approaching from the west was ok although others have faster splits. Getting very boggy later on. Pleased with 3rd place. Brad 4th, Fraser 2nd.

Orienteering warm up/down 50:00 [3] 4.0 km (12:30 / km)

Walk to/from start/finish.

Sunday Jul 28 #

Orienteering race 50:00 [3] 4.0 km (12:30 / km) +50m 11:46 / km

Scottish 6 days, M45S Day 1 Auchengarrich. Total shambles, 15 min error at #3 then poked in the eye by a branch at 6 and had to retire. A mistake not to wear goggles. Commentary announced I was in the lead as I walked down the run-in.

Orienteering warm up/down 45:00 [3] 3.5 km (12:51 / km)

Walk to assembly and start.

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