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Training Log Archive: Auld Badger

In the 7 days ending Feb 13:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering8 20:37:04 48.47(25:31) 78.0(15:52) 445
  Total8 20:37:04 48.47(25:31) 78.0(15:52) 445

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Saturday Feb 13 #

Orienteering (turf) 2:06:09 [2] 7.53 km (16:45 / km) +60m 16:07 / km

Thanks to Robbo52, I had a cleared path to the (still) neutral zones in northern Westquarter, so took the opportunity before the rugby to get out and claim them.

Middlefield, Laurieston and a v. snowy Westquarter glen, before returning through Callendar Park.

Two months tomorrow since I started Turfing, and have now passed 500km of Turf action.

Friday Feb 12 #

Orienteering (turf) 2:42:57 [2] 11.85 km (13:45 / km) +10m 13:42 / km

Needed something different today, so headed over, via the Green Bridge, to Larbert. Several new zones for me in the north of the town.

Had pretty much cleaned up before Ochil17 (who regards Larbert as his personal fief) came out to sweep up behind me. Currently holding over 100 zomes, and pulling down 200+ points an hour.

May have to go out of district tomorrow to get something I haven't done before.

Thursday Feb 11 #

Orienteering (turf) 4:14:57 [2] 13.16 km (19:22 / km) +140m 18:24 / km

Thaw and freeze overnight meant that yesterday's nice hard-pack was now ridged and slippery ice, so much slower today.

Completed yesterday's intended session, out along the Union Canal to Redding, and back through Westquarter and Hallglen.

The other Falkirk Turfers must be in hibernation - have lost one zone in the last three days. Fast running out of accessible zones - may have to resort to revisits

Wednesday Feb 10 #

Orienteering (turf) 4:21:14 [2] 15.34 km (17:02 / km) +80m 16:36 / km

Original plan for the day was to have been Hallglen & Westquarter, but Robbo52 got out first thing and took the Kelpies from me, so changed tack to reclaim it.

Middlefield, round the stadium loop, back to the Helix & Kelpies, then Abbotshaugh, Bainsford and Ladysmill.

More snow overnight, but the majority of the trails were hard-packed, so no issues getting along.

Tuesday Feb 9 #

Orienteering (turf) 2:15:44 [2] 8.88 km (15:17 / km) +45m 14:54 / km

Six inches of snow overnight, but the monthly zone revision meant that there were a fair number of accessible (and still neutral) zones locally with premium points attached.

Out to Rosebank, round the rugby field then down via Bankside to the Kelpies, and back into town. Tough going in places, but reasonably pleased with the pace

Monday Feb 8 #

11 AM

Orienteering (turf) 1:08:31 [2] 4.81 km (14:15 / km) +20m 13:57 / km

Quick buzz round Middlefield before COVID testing
2 PM

Orienteering (turf) 1:00:48 [2] 4.27 km (14:14 / km) +30m 13:45 / km

Post test, round Callendar Park. Nice snow

Sunday Feb 7 #

Orienteering (turf) 2:46:44 [2] 12.16 km (13:43 / km) +60m 13:23 / km

First turf session of the February round.

Was at the Steeple for 11am sharp, got the "go" message, and the zone wouldn't register. Down to the hospital, still wouldn't register. Along the Union Canal to Falkirk Wheel, round Camelon and out to Rosebank before heading in.

Saddened to see people in Falkirk, who I thought had more integrity, car-turfing today to get the extra 50 points for a neutral take.

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