orienteering race (Belair SSS) 26:54  3.6 km (7:28 / km)
shoes: Asics Nimbus 22
Wow, over 100 people out tonight- that's a record in all the Arrows' years of organising Sprint Series. Went out after finishing on the start as usual and tried to run hard but felt rather as though it was through treacle. Good not-so-little course from Bridget, with lots of controls on either inner or outer corners of tennis courts, and a fun loop on the old golf course which was where I first saw Evalin coming up behind me in the distance on the crossover, and so I tried a bit harder still, but she was obviously gaining through the next tennis court section and then on the simplest leg of all I thought "I just have to run to the last court in the row" but my map was folded over and I didn't see the extra one which I ran to instead, so that was a 30-40 sec overshoot by the time I'd come back to the correct one, and meant that Fern definitely beat me (although she'd been faster on most of the splits anyway). Deadlegs felt better after ice cream from Escapegoat - they'd kindly stayed open for the orienteers.