Orienteering 1:16:29  11.42 km (6:42 / km) +310m 5:54 / km
shoes: VJ Bold 7
JIRCS Cambus O'May
Dissapointed with another poor run at an Orienteering Race. Can't seem to get it together at the moment.
Bottled it to #1, running fine before missing a ride I intended to hit and losing map contact down the slope. Bad route to #2, took in way too much climb. Having lost 3 minutes in the first 25 of the course, I took another bad route to #4, opting to follow underneath a pylon. Don't know why I thought this was a good idea, given that all pylons are in open areas where the summer vegetation is dire. Messed up #4 in the circle, going into a depression as a final attackpoint before getting diverted by vegetation and failing to use my compass again, going onto the wrong hill and hesitating. Legs seemed to be running in front of my head- kept hesitating near the circle of every control. Lost some time to #10 after mistakenly believing that a section of windblown trees was the vegetation boundary that the control was placed near. #12 I lost confidence in my original bearing and drifted, losing some time. Overall, there was barely any controls where I felt that everything went right.
Even with the mistakes, it was clear from the splits that I was off the pace. Might still be unfit, or just being too hesitant on too many controls.