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Training Log Archive: Oranj

In the 7 days ending Nov 19, 2017:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 1:50:16 9.07(12:09) 14.6(7:33) 37128 /40c70%
  Total2 1:50:16 9.07(12:09) 14.6(7:33) 37128 /40c70%

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Sunday Nov 19, 2017 #

11 AM

Orienteering race (Wormley Woods Short brown) 1:16:02 [4] *** 10.46 km (7:16 / km) +200m 6:38 / km
ahr:147 max:160 spiked:15/22c

Short brown (M50). Nominal 8.6km/155m

Drifted R for #3 and looped to find the right pit (+60s). A bit low for #5, +20s. Planned to follow an earth bank S to a pond attackpoint for #8, but drifted L and failed to find either, ended up thrashing about in green, realised what I'd done when I saw I was too close to the open area to the E (+2:30). Pretty thick forest made slow going for #8, #9, #10, #11.

Followed the earth bank for #12 which should've been at the end of it (described as junction of two earth banks) but when I got there, there was a RAFO runner already looping to find it. Eventually we located the control in the wrong place, 100m E, at the junction of two ditches! (+4:00, game over). In the download queue I found if you were on blue you'd have approached from the E and found it OK, will be interesting to see it on routegadget.

After that, not too bad. Stuck in brambles/stream exiting #17, and a bit unsure of path junctions on the way to #19.

Result 10th/26. Mildly annoyed that without the obvious errors I'd have made it into the top 5 on that course. Maybe I should just've run the longest course, they didn't visit 118 >:-)

Saturday Nov 18, 2017 #

10 AM

Orienteering race (TVOC Kingswood) 34:14 [4] *** 4.14 km (8:16 / km) +171m 6:51 / km
ahr:149 max:163 spiked:13/18c

Green, Nominal 3.4km/155m

Numerous indistinct thickets and all the minor paths hidden under fallen leaves made this quite a technical challenge for a Saturday Series.

Didn't turn far enough L out of #6 for #7, missed the minor path I had to cross too, had to loop back. Cautious approach to #13 hidden behind a rootstock, although I was right on line. Messed up #14 - driven too far R by the undergrowth (should've gone L) and relocated off the open area above it after looping to check another control (not mine). Hopeless to #17 - jinked too far R off the open area above and had to fight windblown branches down the marked ditch to the control. Then S instead of SW to find a big path and left myself too much uphill for #18. Poor.

Result: 10th/43, Nigel B went round in a bonkers 22:52. Even if I'd known where all the controls were I couldn't have matched that.

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