Orienteering 1:00:28  10.3 km (5:52 / km) +240m 5:15 / km
Western Night League - Minchinhampton Common
Set out, like I always do, with the intention of clearing all the controls. On reflection this might be a bit foolish as I have never actually done it within the time limit but there will be at least one chance this year, perhaps at Kenfig.
Had also already decided that from the start I wanted to go west as I wanted to attack the woods from the west rather than the east. So set out on a clockwise loop. Got to the woods without any issues, lucky to find the control in the marsh and then the woods were quite slow going. Got badly trapped by a bramble wall exiting at the north end and then ran down a driveway so lost 2-3 minutes and the chance of the clear at this point.
Sprint around the rest of the controls on the common, just missing out 10 points near the finish. Or so I thought, turns out I also missed one in the woods but still only beaten by Ben I think.
I think I have been here 5 times now and it is a bit harder at night but not that much as you can run in perfectly straight lines and they use reflectors.