Orienteering 1:10:35  11.4 km (6:11 / km) +100m 5:56 / km
Southern Night Champs
Day 1 of the training camp. Tamsin, Rob and Nick met at my house before we moved into my car and headed to Caerwent for the first event of the weekend.
Quite a unique area with a mixture of grassland, buildings, slopes, woods and big uncrossable fences constructed in the middle of open fields. It was clear that fast running was required but as always, clear thinking as well.
With my husband's mantra in mind - steady to number 1 - I was out of the start gate and navigated to the correct ditch without ceremony. No issues around the first loop but then drifted left after leaving 6. Then ended up quite a long way left. My rediversion attempt was a failure and I ended up finding a big fire which I thought was probably in the out of bounds area. So back out around and then down the road into the woods for a 2 mins lost.
From then on a few more encounters with uncrossable fences before a good burn up with Duncan from half way from control 15 to the finish.
All in all, good fun, and I beat Rob and Nick who were only interested in the Wessex Night League anyway.