Orienteering race (SE Vets, Blue) 1:17:05  *** 7.7 km (10:01 / km) +160m 9:04 / km
I haven't been as covered in mud since Cookworthy at JK years ago (that event scarred me mentally). I did get clean after falling into waist deep water which was really really really cold and not sure my legs moved as well after that. Promptly got covered in mud again though. I really suffered 2nd half of the course, steadily getting slower & making more mistakes from exhaustion. Finished the course by running to #200, not mine, I'm looking for #225, so down to the finish control to pace back to #225, ended up at #200 again, back to the finish, 3 times, trying to work out why #200 wasn't #225. That was the state of my brain. #225 was my previous control, and #200 was mine. I did eventually work it out (after 4mins). Time lost over the various controls I mucked up out there was about 12mins, so 65mins would have been a better time for me today.
I'm glad I went though bc the course was a good challenge & the area quite physically tough today, particularly with the weather. But boy am I tired now.