Orienteering race 1:20:38  7.3 km (11:03 / km) +490m 8:16 / km
BOK Regional Event at Headless hill.
Winsplits reckons blobless, but I know better....
No 2 pretty poor, just blundered in, no proper attack point, didn't work out the veg changes or the ditches. fortunately worked out the stream and reentrants beyond the control - after I had crossed them - so loss was perhaps 50s or so.
Too high going into 5, which surprised me at the time - thought I was seeing the platform to the right and above me - and trying to judge my position on the slope from that, and "ignore all those idiots below, obviously going too low or on a different control" .....woops - it must have been something else. 30 s
6 not disciplined enough on / believing enough in my bearing going up the slope. lost confidence as I was about to come into the cirlcle and checked out an earth feature to my right - platform - 20 s
9 pushed a lot left by all the rubbish on the ground leaving 8. Misidentified the yellow area, and obviously didn't check my compass at all. Surprised when I got to the track on the top, how long it took me to get to the end of the fields. GPS shows I had actually run off the map ! Perhaps another minute lost.
After that I think I orienteered quite well, disciplined, good APs etc
Interesting that none of this shows on my splits browser line - which is one of the straightest I have had. I guess in the scheme of things my mistakes just weren't that huge.
Fairly pleased with how I was runnning - didn't feel especially tired at the end. My slowness was mainly due to caution on the steep slopes.