Orienteering race 2:58:47** 30.27 km (5:54 / km) +741m5:16 / km ahr:154 max:169 spiked:13/15c shoes: Inov8 X Talon 212 (4)
Peak Raid 3 (3 of 4) @ Totley
Very pleasant weather for this. Easy out the start and took 30s or so to decide on the route to start. After the first couple had decided on full route and went into cruise mode. Slow to 9 from 8, would have been much better sticking to the paths as the marsh was very tough. Caught sight of Alex and Mark in the distance heading into 4 as I left the path but took 20mins or more to reign them in. Quick chat in passing informed me Mike S and Nails were both running and the competitive side in me took over and increased the pace a bit from here to Stanage edge and down through the west side of Burbage.
Hit Big Moor with 4 controls and an hour left. Thought I should be fine for time but knew I had the slog across Big Moor. Time seemed to dissappear from this point and before I knew it there was only 10mins left as I hit the last control, after losing ~30s hear and 2mins at the previous one. It was therefore a much harder push to get back within 3hours than I had hoped but was able to slo in the last 500m of so. Max points and the only one to do so. Looking at the map after I think I took the best route again.