orienteering race 56:00 
DNC Balnagowan. Tried a longer warm-up but not really up for it. OK to 1, missed 2 (short then left) S caught me here, 3 OK, 4 very hesitant and seemed further than shown - checking after i'm sure it was a re-entrant too far north - in plantation rather than in birch with a clearing. 5, too low and faffed, distracted by JW zooming past and turning the wrong way... S got ahead. Bumbled across valley to 6 but saw S ahead, then spiked 7, 8 and 9, long leg to 10 was Ok - just felt crap moving through terrain (I can't claim running!) and 11 OK except for zig-zags through windblown lines of trees.
Overall 3rd - just 8 secs behind FW... could have been!