Orienteering race 38:32  **** 5.4 km (7:08 / km)
ahr:196 max:200 spiked:12/13c shoes: Integrators
So I got dragged into the SHI relay by a desperate John Rye, and ended up on second leg on an uber grotty day. Set off just behind Jen Thornton and two Irish girls, and caught them by number one. Then had a much higher gaffle at number 3 and had to catch them again! Felt like I was running hard but not progressing as fast as I should have been! Managed to catch Holly just after the spectator switch and brought us back in 3rd to give Helen a fighting chance. Navigated really well on some tricky slope controls but running was a lot harder than it should have bee - not used to this short tough stuff anymore! But still, 4 mins down on Mhairi and Helen who were together for half the course, so that's a good place to start the winter! HRM took a while to settle so not convinced the average is correct, so am not too worried. Did hit 200 on the spectator bit though, was really going to chase Hollie!