Orienteering warm up/down 24:00  4.0 km (6:00 / km) +10m 5:56 / km
To the start with Willy and Duncan.
Back from the finish afterwards with Willy and his Dad then with Duncan a little after he returned
Orienteering race 54:57  9.45 km (5:49 / km) +80m 5:35 / km
Salcey Forest Orienteering Brown
Was strangely looking forward to this. Remember being here for an Interland (?) selection race back in the day and whilst I expected it to be Hawthorn-y and brambly it wasn't too bad.
Started a bit poorly overshooting #2 and loosing about 2mins but settled down and started to run pretty well and cleanly after this. Got a little mixed up with the ditches I think, but either way an annoying mistake. After this made it up to the top end before again miscounting a few ditches and slightly overshooting, losing about 1.5mins. Saw Willy coming in from a slightly weird direction to #12 as I approached #13 and expected the catch to be made before the end, particularly as I spied him closing strongly on the long path leg. Though managed to hold him off just despite a couple of hesitations.
I know I lost about 3.5mins today but could have probably tidied up another 30s or so, maybe more. This would have given me a good result but I'm happy enough with this in my first forest race back. Legs held up a little better this week despite the previous days efforts.