Running warm up/down 16:23  2.0 km (8:12 / km) +11m 7:58 / km
Orienteering 19:00  3.08 km (6:10 / km) +27m 5:55 / km
A number of small mistakes and one big mistake on this one. On the first control of the first loop I wasn't reading my map quite right, and got drawn off by another control just before mine, but corrected quickly. Good rest of loop 1, loop 2 was good. Loop 3 was good, one minor little 5s mistake. Loop 4 was a disaster: got stuck in blackberries for around 1 minute, had my map ripped out of my hand during this time, picked it up again without checking which part I was looking at and ran to the wrong control and had to back track a ways. Total time loss on my little berry-picking adventure around 1.5-2 minutes I think.
Running 4:53  0.68 km (7:12 / km) +9m 6:47 / km
Orienteering 6:00  1.2 km (5:00 / km) +13m 4:44 / km
Started watch late - but this is loop 1 of the 2 person relay. The one race this weekend that doesn't really matter - and I nailed it. First person back from loop 1 - admittedly I had a shorter forking, but other people did make mistakes on it.
Orienteering 6:35  1.53 km (4:19 / km) +29m 3:56 / km
Loop 2 of two person relay. Ran this one slightly easier than loop 1 as we were way out of contention and wanted to save something for the rest of the weekend. Only 1 super minor mistake ~3 seconds when an extra control before my target surprised me and I stupidly went to go check it's number as I ran by...
Orienteering 22:06  2.41 km (9:10 / km) +60m 8:09 / km
Control picking exercise. I found this really beneficial, nice to get lots of controls in, practice some technique and good habits.
Running warm up/down 10:00  1.0 km (10:00 / km) +5m 9:44 / km
Orienteering 18:03  3.69 km (4:54 / km) +38m 4:40 / km
Race at BCIT. Overall a fairly poor race, and then the first MP of the year (and hopefully last) on the second last control. A routechoice mistake on #3, couldn't quite figure out the going back up the stairs route in time (didn't read ahead quite enough from #1 to #2), and didn't want to stop to figure it out so ran around.
Clean for the next bunch of controls, but slipped on some loose rock coming out of 6 and hit a curb pretty bad. Bleeding from a few knuckles and a nicely bruised shin slowed me down for a tad. Was happy how well I refocused, although the next leg was a running leg.
Another routechoice mistake coming back into the residences area, I missed the impassable wall when deciding to go straight rather than around, so had to wiggle my way through the stair ways.
Clean for the next bunch of controls until #14, where I punched a control on the expert course that was one level below where I was supposed to be for my course. Technically, the controls shouldn't have been planned that close together - as they were within 15m of each other - but I made the mistake of not checking my control description and control codes in an area where I wasn't quite certain.
Orienteering 8:26  1.58 km (5:20 / km) +13m 5:08 / km
Relay training with Graeme, Adam, Mantas, and was it Ian (I can't remember right now)?
Running warm up/down 11:24  0.79 km (14:28 / km) +5m 14:00 / km
Orienteering 14:15  3.13 km (4:33 / km) +52m 4:12 / km
Testing the new IOF format with a race on a new map called Britannia, so GVOC members didn't get a home field advantage. Quite happy with this race - I picked the correct option in the pre-start, and didn't make any mistakes other than first control where I didn't see the correct routechoice in time. Very happy with this race overall. Damian was gone off the start (he took the correct way to 1...), and Graeme and Adam dropped me several times throughout the race, but I caught up twice, third time I got dropped for good on the last couple of controls as fatigue really started to set in. Happy to have read on my own not just followed blindly.