Ah so this was just awful, probably some of the worst orienteering I have done in years. To set the stage this was Scottish Night Orienteering Champs, so it of course was happening at night. This was also only about 3 hours after the sprint and I hadn't run in a week. So a few things were lining up against me.
The first control was good and that was really the end of the good stuff. Completely messed up both the second and the third control and never really got back into the race. The second I messed up because I had no plan for quite a challenging control and the third I saw an unmarked fence that I assumed was the marked fence above the control, so I navigated as if that was true. For three I probably should have realized my mistake sooner, but it being dark and on a mapping style I didn't understand really confused me.
Anyway after those mistakes there were no more huge mistakes just quite slow. The ground was really rocky but covered in moss making it almost impossible to see where one could step. This with the hills resulted in me just slogging through the forest. In the end I still finished which I am happy about but the race was super brutal both physically and navigational for me.
Fairly disappointed in this race (finished more then 40 minutes off the winners) but not devasted. I had prepared very poorly for the race, had a bad headlamp, didn't know the mapping style or the forest and was quite tired from the sprint. Good motivation to keep working hard and maybe try some more night-o's.