LOG Fight The Night - Lincoln South and City
Really well planned - difficult to pick out an optimum route.
Shame about 2 x miss placed controls :(
Didn't have my navigating head on at all.....truely awful at times!
Initial mistake was pre-planning a loop after looking at the map beforehand (without the course on it!), then totally binning that and going off without any sort of race plan at all - should really have gone with pre-race plan!
Overshot stuff, hunted like a headless chicken in the circle, got stuck trying to cross through traffic, train barriers went down and had to use the footbridge.....just not my night! :(
Bit more analysis - still need to do QuickRoute to see the real time losses....
S - #40 contemplated going to #32 1st but didn't! Ran W. out of #40 looking at #37 but quickly noticed this wasn't a good plan!
#40 - #44 kite in wrong place! .... luckily it was fairly obvious it was missing from where it should have been....not always the case! [0:10]
#45 - #34 stopped short at road junction to SE of flag - well confused, just not keeping on top of the map :( [0:20]
#50 didn't interpret control description correctly, however, would have been clearer to state which paved area, of 2 adjoining, the flag was in. [0:35]
#50 - #38 crossed a major road junction only to realise that I shouldn't have then proceeded to faff in the open getting to the flag. [0:30]
#38 - #41 exited #38 SE down through the open when should have climbed the steps - just very poor map work :( should then have just carried on instead of doubling back and climbing the steps! [0:50]
#41 - #35 just lost my position on the map but got away with it as just running along the S. side of the Cathedral.
#47 - #42 faffed on route into rough open then couldn't find the flag - it was in the wrong place, but again fairly obvious it was wrong.
[0:30] Route Faff + [0:40] looking for flag!
#42 - #36 very confusing little area in the circle - might have been ok in daylight, but at night, very confusing. [0:25]
#36 - #31 got lucky, at last! Planned going to #39 but it was out on a limb. Caught Amanda R. and basically followed her under the road bridge to the flag - I did know we were going to #31 - just got lazy!
#46 - #48 got caught at the level crossing so had to haul ass up the steep steps, across the railway line and down the other side....bummer! [0:30]
Mistooks = 3:20 / Unlucky occurances(!) = 1:10 .... Tootal = 4:30 ....
could that have got me another control.... possibly.... we'll never know, but it was "fun" doing the analysis :)
will do a "didn't he do well" leg by leg anal. too - just to make me feel a little better.... s'later's....
well, better never than late....or something like that ;)
....the boy done good :) ....
S - #40 used the traffic island to the L. of small junction turn into flag
#44 - #45 negotiated several L. / R. / R. / L. turns successfully - I know, clutching at straws here... but it's all I've got :)
#31 - #46 successfully navigated across the canal using steps up onto the main road, and back down under again once across the canal to use the tunnel (road was o.o.b.) into the flag
#48 - #32 at last....at last....remebered that you are allowed to cross the canal and cross back again rather than using the longer route round which sticks to the roads :)
#32 - F nice navigation there through the trixy little residential area :)
....ahhh....feel better for that :)