Running 38:28  9.9 km (3:53 / km)
shoes: VJ Bold 8
Coldham's Common College League Race
Quite late, meaning everyone was lined up to start while I was still warming up. Oops. Sprinted across the field to make the start, and had about a second to catch my breath before the gun. Started unsurprisingly poorly, then worked my way up before making a nav error on the last lap. Shout of "classic orienteer" from behind got me going again and managed to hold onto my pre-mistake position, due more to contempt than any real athleticism.
Absolutely horrendous weather, so just cycled straight home to the painful shower, avoiding the loss of fingers but not the loss of dignity courtesy of a muddy, painful, dobb-spiked sprint through halls.
Generally though, felt grim, didn't have enough grip but that's a poor excuse to run as slowly as I did. Wasn't sure how much speed I'd lose through those weeks of injury but its being harshly demonstrated now.