Running warm up/down 20:00  3.0 km (6:40 / km) +50m 6:09 / km
shoes: Inov8 x-talon
Short warm up jog plus to start, collecting a couple of controls afterwards.
Orienteering race 1:01:52  6.85 km (9:02 / km) +240m 7:41 / km
ahr:145 max:161 shoes: Inov8 x-talon
Polmaise night-o, quality stuff, thanks Tessa.
Going okay despite setting off to do the short loop not the long loop from the common control at #2. Which was a shame as otherwise there was a nice path route to #3. Although as I got to #3 at the front, I don't think anyone else took it either!
Gradually dropped by Will and Rog who had the same gaffle, got caught in grot leaving #7 so they were out of sight - but then we all met up in the circle at #9 - for minutes and minutes of thrashing around in the green, maybe five of them....
When the gaffling came together at #11, Claire and Rosco appeared to join the party too. At this stage no-one knew that Ben had found all the controls just fine and was minutes ahead - in fact no-one knew that until the finish!
Dropped badly on the steep climb up to #13 and ran the next section alone. Caught by Daniel two from the end after I messed the leg up in the path network, then Claire appeared again at the penultimate.
Ben 53, Will and Rog 56, Ross 59, Daniel/me/Claire 61.