Welsh league - Newborough Forest Day 2 - Brown - 9.3km.Results
Another nice long race to compete with and had more of a focus on racing today.
Start - 17
17 - Finish
Started to #1 fine but then ballsed up the route to #2 really badly. Thought straight through some grot would be fine, it was't. Maybe 2 mins lost? Quite annoyed but knew there was still a long way to come so forgot about it.
Went through #3, 4, 5 in a technical section fine but a bit hesitant which was to be the story of the day. Only longish leg to #6 was a long track run where I felt alright but not very nifty then into some more technical bits. Used the comass today and it payed off into #7 , could have done #8 better but no time lost. Really hesitant to #9 especially when I didn't see the path I'd crossed which was part of my plan so was very confused when I hit the technical sections, realised soon enough, reset and continued on.
Went through a really good section apart from maybe my route to #12, lost a bitof time along the beach section but generally OK. Final loop was a bit scrappy, probably thinking a bit too much about finishing rather than making my final picture for the control circle. These mistake were only about 30s max though for about 3 control so not major time loss just annoying little mistakes.
Overall felt much better physically today, apart from getting blisters near the end which was uncomfortable but could run when I wanted to today and feeling strong in the terrain. Technically a lot to work on, especially finding a way to reduce the time I had to stand still to read the amp for the next section. Compass would probably have helped here. But again it was a great day out and really enjoyed myself!