orienteering race 56:00 
Blue, Birsemore (longest course). Tough, tough start - straight up the hill... but at least this set up some nice flattish then downhill legs. Caught AMc and LG at 4/5 then led them through the next few and LG kicked at 2nd last and left me for dead! Tried a different route but still behind when we dropped onto the track near last control.
Pleased with my O - a couple of small wobbles in the circle (maybe 15 & 30 secs) but all else clean. Many controls quite simple and open to approach angle.
Midway through the course I started smiling and thinking "this is great, just what orienteering should be like".
Great area and undergrowth down, firm underfoot, cold & crisp with sunny skies. Good day to be running!