WSX Night League, Romsey - 1 hr score.
2nd/53 - http://race-results.info/2018/20180201wnlr/?page=c...
Another 19 second loss to Dan - very similar to last time!
Exciting but also frustrating. Especially since - again - there were 2 main mistakes that could have resulted in a reverse result and more points for me in the League than him! It's tight at the top. Ah well.
Decent strategy overall. Mistakes:
1:30 lost around 144. I was in the circle but the map doesn't really show that complicated section well (it wasn't a standard Orienteering map so it was a slight guesswork). I ended up hunting around then just bailing out to the road junction and attack the control from the other side.
20s hesitation at 143 - I wasn't planning ahead detailed enough and didn't realise that the railway line would be cutting off any direct routes to 138, so I had to figure out what the best route is - as there were two options in totally different directions, I stayed put until I figured out which one is the best.
50s at 135. The map again wasn't quite clear/correct here, there was an extra path running next to the houses which lead me through the "woods" and then I ended up skirting around the houses where there is also no path on the map, finally getting to the control from behind. This was basically just an almost full loop that was unnecessary - my expectation was that any path I found there would lead me into the control directly as per the map.
So that's 2:40 of which I will graciously blame 2:20 on the map :)
Felt OK from a running perspective, and average speed now starts to get to the ranges I was running in urban races before the injury last year.