Orienteering (Night Corridor) 1:19:00  *** 10.4 km (7:36 / km)
Another classy night corridor. Sadly was feeling some pain in my left butt cheek still. Thought it would easy off after a warmup. It felt better but wasn’t completely gone, so I took the pace very easy.
Aim was for flawless ap flow. Looking ahead slightly, setting my plan then keeping good direction control. My head was a bit sidetracked at the start so didn’t focus well initially. It was trickier with a narrower line so I used the magnifier a lot.
A section along the tops of a large hill went well until I had to come down, my line was ok, kept checking bearing but near the hill bottom I came very right and out of line. My plan was not so clear where to make the bend at the bottom of the hill and also the map could do with updating.
On the cobtrol pick first control I was right in line boom. Second on bearing coming just right of line not much to go by. Started descending which indicated my need to turn left. Into green boom. Three up the spur and looking down right to knoll. 4 got myself a little confused with the climb here and crossing a small rrentrant but could aim for the flat hill beyond. Cobtrol was a little mysterious. 5 follow the valley. Simple contour from th e marsh. I hesitated thinking I had ran far enough but had to keep going. Need a better stopper. And to finish over the hill and follow the contour to control.
The rest of the course involved quite a lot of sections of forest th en path. Great for easy orienteering but not for my bum. It was ok by now as was just cruising. I had a small breakaway with one other gmok guy. The flow was great, some tricky bits with little detail, but just keeping a good line through the blank areas and knowing what was coming worked well.
I fluffed up the next bit slightly. Involved a hill crossing into a ridge and along, but I misjudged how far I had gone and the shape of the hill, what was a renetrant I thought was just more climb. So when entering the renetrant I thought I was further along than I was
Areas where all the lines go in the same direction are hard to read
Look for a better stopper or ap needed to keep the flow and allow to run the necessary distance before making the next move. Generally I was stopping short of where I thought I was.
A good line and knowing what to look for can help a lot .
If unsure of topology look beyond it for other indicators to use as guides or ap,