Off-road running warm up/down 17:30  3.0 km (5:50 / km)
slept:7.1 shoes: Inov-8 Mudclaw 265 Blue
Before (mostly) and 1K afters...
Orienteering race 45:05  ** 5.0 km (9:01 / km) +50m 8:35 / km
shoes: Inov-8 Mudclaw 265 Blue
NOR event at Shouldham (Green course): set off with good intent but it didnt last long. Missed 2 (thicket - looked on wrong side and explored another one instead) (20 secs), 3 (up onto bank rather than bottom) (10 secs), 5 (20 secs - wrong reentrant) and again at 8. Huge blunder at 12. Came out hard from 11 and just ended up on wrong track and after a min the forest looked wrong. It was (compass told me I was heading in wrong direction!) but I couldn't work out where I was. Ended up going back to 11 (and lost about 5'30 in total). Further losses at 14 (confused by stream on map was dry on the ground) and 17 (hunting the small depression in light green). To add to the occasion, I got hounded by two dogs as I finished. One got a foot just as it was about to launch itself at me. Anyway, thank goodness this was just a training event. Lots of work needed - in terrain and with a map (running didnt feel easy either).