Orienteering race 1:05:42  10.15 km (6:28 / km)
shoes: X-Talon 212 2017
WIM Ringwood Forest Brown 3rd
Planned a nice day out, featuring O for me and a run for Nicole. Don't feel the need to return to Ringwood Forest, some of the toughest underfoot conditions I have ever run in (brashings, furrows, heather, bracken). It was a really struggle to move at times so I quickly just bailed to the paths. Some of the planning meant lots of path running anyway. Sorry if anyone from Wimborne reads this! The map was also not great, rough open with small conifers was mapped as dark green and it definitely wasn't that.
My O plan was to go into it thinking about distances more e.g. the control is 100m from the attack point, run along the path for 200m. Broadly this was a lot better than usual, definitely thought about distance more. Need to work out how long my compass is to help approximate!
Plan had been to shadow Nicole round an orange course after finishing, but decided that it wouldn't be a very pleasant introduction to forest orienteering! So we got lunch and went for a walk in the Forest insteas.