Orienteering 59:39  9.86 km (6:03 / km) +182m 5:32 / km
Northcliffe and Heaton woods. First time I've managed a forest score night without doing something completely stupid like wearing shorts, forgetting my headtorch, running off the map trying to take a shortcut, not being able to find my watch - so it actually felt like I was doing some training. Nice and slippy and muddy, a nice reminder of training in Houghall. Spent about 30s at the start drawing on a linear course (definitely good for me) but forgot to start my watch on time. Time went on and I was on my way back picking up the last few controls with 5 minutes left and was feeling chuffed with myself at managing to get the full set in the 60 minutes. 50 metres from the finish I heard the time for someone ahead of me as 44, thinking this was 59:44 I was pleased to be rolling in just under the hour limit. Then I finished and was greeted by 60:05, the previous time must have been 59:54 and felt like a mug.
Two days later and I'm still not over it.