Running warm up/down 6:14  0.6 km (10:23 / km) +6m 9:56 / km
shoes: VJ Irocs
Warm up jog to start of the night-O, along the road. Wasn't sure if this would be enough to make me decide to not go out at all - the knee had been sore even before arriving - but it seemed OK and the race enthusiasm bit, so, what the hell.
Orienteering race 28:15  *** 4.43 km (6:23 / km) +39m 6:07 / km
spiked:16/19c shoes: VJ Irocs
Night-O: Braco. Short course. First back, but managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory! The game was afoot when I discovered that both Jase and Sarah were also running short tonight. Set off steadily and only made ca. 20s of errors in total, but ran most of it on my own. Imagine my surprise when I discovered that I was first back, a minute ahead of Jase! But this is me we're talking about, so there had to be a cock-up somewhere, and so it proved, when three of my punches (including the Finish) had failed to register. Seems some of the controls hadn't been switched on, alas! I'd checked all my codes before punching but if I hadn't heard a beep had just assumed that it was one of the units whose beep had stopped working. Nope. Guess it has been a while since I've been the first person to visit a control!! Ah well we all knew I was a wally. And my knee, which was sore before starting, was fine during the run, so I'm pretty happy, really :-D. TRIMP 90.