Orienteering race 1:11:09  13.06 km (5:27 / km)
shoes: X-Talon 212 2017
Compass Sport Cup heat Brown Roundhill - 5/24
Knew we'd struggle as a club but just wanted to do the best I could and get as many points as possible. Unsure how POM would have impacted my orienteering! Good to 1, then missed two, could've been a bit straighter and then my attackpoint could've been better. Attacked and couldn't see the control or feature, headed lower then back up and found it. Lost 1 min or so but think it was a bit unlucky. 6 the feature and flag were really low and I thought they should've been further from the edge. Rob Ashton caught me and I tried to hang on, we then raced together for the rest of the course. He led, then I led for a lot of the middle then we alternated. I had the better speed nearer the end but choose a poor route to 30 (should've gone round the marsh, it was deep!). Rob got away and I just tried to hang on. He had gained 2 mins by 6 and I got 98 points which was decent. Feeling happier with my running and orienteering recently. Need to keep building fitness and do a bit of practice before the JK. Things to work on: conscious thinking about and judging distance, nailing the bearings quickly and reading the map in rough terrain.