orienteering race 56:00 
DNC Counteswells. Tough, tough and then a bit more. Lots of ferns. scattered windblown trees (some huge Spruce), tricky boulders in blocks of nothing.
Missed badly at no 4 (turned left when control was 5m to my right... 3+ mins gone, no 8 - took straight option and found unmapped clearings... 3 mins gone, no 9 - bad route lost at least 1 min. In addition no 2 lost path along the way and then ploughed diagonally up a grotty hillside, should have gone straight to path or even avoided hill altogether and done a long track run round to it.
Ahh well, at least I got a chance to test the new Mila head torch and it was good - much more prepared to commit in rough ground as can see the shapes/branches etc more clearly. Not sure it helps in thick grot though ;-)