Orienteering race 2:21:03  **** 7.9 km (17:51 / km) +200m 15:51 / km
spiked:18/24c shoes: XTalon 2017
Teetotal. Long, physical long, and mostly open which on a scorcher of a day was not great. Pretty messy all the way around (so I can't put it all down to fatigue). Was more switched on at the start, but still not enough for a very testing 1st control - 9 minutes lost there, even eventually relocating off the fenced off pond was only so useful as it was a bit of a lucky guess how far along the fence I was. Other mistakes were probably all a matter of not holding my line well enough getting through the green patches. Still trying to decide if the 'little' hill loop at the end of the course was worthwhile - I did enjoy the technical challenge of control 20, but whether it was worth over half the climb on the course to do...? And somewhere between there and the finish (I think the steep downhill 21-22, and not long after the 2 hour mark ticked over which might have more to it) I basically lost interest and was very slow and very much on autopilot through those last few controls. At least I finished which was more than almost half the field.