Orienteering race 2:30:37  11.14 km (13:31 / km) +380m 11:33 / km
Munster Champs, W21E. Well this was a bit more of an epic than I was anticipating. Forgot to take a gel with me and the refreshment control had no water at it. Was feeling a tad delirious by the end. Slow through the control pick at the start and then initially got caught in the green going on the long leg, lost about 5 mins faffing in the gorse. I didn't see the low flatter route - if I had I would have taken it for sure! Having been out for an hour by 8 I new it was going to be a long day in the office, so I just tried to keep moving, running wherever I could. Small mistakes to 10, 14 and 15 and then binned more than 5 mins to 17 - it just did not make sense to me. From here I was pretty much clean, I was just counting off controls to the finish.
For about the last half hour of the course my right glute started to be quite uncomfortable, but after I finished it felt fine so I assumed it was just tiredness. 4 1/2 hours in a motorhome later and walking was very painful and even sitting down was a struggle. Painkillers and a wheat bag seemed to help it ease off but still not great.