Orienteering race (Six days 2) 1:13:50  *** 10.17 km (7:16 / km)
ahr:151 max:171 spiked:21/24c
Today leg was feeling better but still not perfect. Aim was to again finish and take it steady the terrain allowed. New area which was decent. Mix of moorland and forest, some marshes quite deep.tricky part is gong through the changing terrains, and for me the slightly longer legs on the south hillside to keep track of where I was.
On the moor started easy really getting a good bearing and knowing what the control was, head up. Worked well, didn’t feel like I was pushing at all, except the hill to 6,7 was a bit steep. 8 tricky leg, but simplified down and a good bearing, can spot the big spur half way just below the big boulder, then spur of the control blocked by the stream.
9 poor effort from me. Got into the forest light green then just cut across hoping to find it, I should have stopped and just checked it would have seen the stream. Load of time wasted in the swamp. This affected my out route from 9.
Into the forest 10 was smooth and told myself pick up the detail really forcedmyself to read the map into the control, felt comfortable and nailed it.
12bit u clear what I did here but aim was the wall so set up the bearing off staying high passed forest and boulders then started dropping left then not really sure of my line to the wall. I came out above the control on the hill, stopped relocated and then found it. Next time focus more on smaller chunks in the leg break it down. To help this looking a bit further ahead in the course would help then able to consider a plan to get there.
19 pissed off with my stupid self here came down off the path early seeing the first wall which I overlooked. Next time look out for the fence and look at the map properly.
Last few controls were fun, leg was a little sore so trying to not do anything silly. Had to keep the focus however as there was lots of people and controls in the forest.
- aware of terrain boundaries and slow down into them, ensure you read the detail
- on longer legs try to get a glance ahead to initiate planning, but break it down in simple steps,
-apply more focus on legs involving paths as seem to be easy trip up for me
Focus until the end!