Orienteering race 44:11  4.2 km (10:31 / km) +300m 7:45 / km
spiked:19/21c shoes: New Balence 840
Teggs Nose CP. The hard area MDOC have!! so steep!!
Came fisrt on the blue and 2 minutes!!!!!!!! a very good race only losing under 1 minute in mistakes. only made 2 mistakes. a 10 second one, and a 40 second one.
-2 power walking to the gate on the hilly bit and running across the heather, the straight way was quicker. so was glad i did not take the path.
-3 along path under fence and along path.
-5 40 second mistake. went to 6 which was about 20 metres away fisrt.
-7 down hill, through gate and round spur into rentreet.
-8 along path, and along grass to knoll.
-9 round thicket and into control on marsh
-10 up hill, round big thicket and bench and to control.
-11 down marsh, and stream and along spur
-12 across open area and through gate.
-13 up to path from 12 and and along path, picking off features and caught and group of about 5 going to control.
-14 along top path and to control.
-15 leg only about 50 metres long but 25 metres up hill.
-16 took over 3 of the group of 5 on the path. was being sick but sick was all stringie spit. down path and to rock.
-17 about 75 metres straight up hill. was 2 obivous routes around the the big rockie bit. the right being a lot steeper all in one go, and the left way being along a path with gradual climb. about 2 minutes quicker. i took the left route. but ran past control by 5 metres and saw no hills, so went back 5 metres and found control. lost 10 seconds.
-18 round thicket.
-19 up hill through left crossing point and along path and along the path next the qarry fence and saw crag from path.
-20 along path
-21 along path and took little path to control. was the quickest way.
-finish sprinting along path
beat alex by 6 minutes, mike by 7. which was good because they set off 1 and 2 minutes behind me. also alex dad by 3 minutes, and mr o'donoghoe my teacher from school by 12 minutes. he said i would beat him until next year, and he will give up when i beat him. don't think he will give up.