Orienteering - Forest race (Snowden Crags & Dob Wood) 1:05:49  7.55 km (8:43 / km) +385m 6:57 / km
ahr:156 max:178 (injured) (sick) shoes: Xtalon 212 (blk/red)
Despite 10 hours sleep, felt pretty dreadful this morning.
Double-migraine - which I rarely ever get, happened - weird flashing lights, headache; then more lights. Very nearly didn't come to this event.
But actually, felt ok once I arrived. Interesting crags at the start, mapped pretty precisely but hard to see their shapes from the edges. Vegetation mapping appalling, though. Struggled a bit with 7 since I have not learnt that a green x is a rootstock (expect these to be brown?) So was looking for a tree. Took circuitous routes on many controls to be safe as the area was complex. Need to ensure attack points are points rather than linear! And think more about height to gain/lose between AP and control.
Lost the most time on 20 which I knew was going to be hard and so did it really carefully; must've missed it by metres. I blame the map here because it was a small depression, but the small depression was on a large (unmapped) platform which was definitely the more prominent feature. For this reason missed it twice and spent a while stationary and confused.
Some legs I did really well, though, so that was nice.
Not seen any results yet but I suspect to be fairly average.
Achilles hurting a bit, although not too much.
Edit: 13th/33, pretty poor. Did well on the legs which were uphill and I took the straight route. Looks like I was too cautious and went round where others went straight.