Orienteering 1:05:10  *** 8.31 km (7:51 / km) +350m 6:29 / km
spiked:13/15c shoes: Inov8 X-Talons 212
At the start my lungs were feeling tight. Not used to running recently. But the chafing on the side of my foot felt good.
Started well but probably a bit fast. Spiked the first three with good flow.
To 4 I made a mistake somewhere between 2-3 minutes. I left the control wrong and even with warning signs in my head about an overly shallow re-entrant I still continued up the hill to the east! At the top I checked my compass and realised. What a fool!
5 and 6 went well but there was a dodgy bit of mapping to 6.
To 7 I made another and bigger mistake. Thought I was looking for a spur in rough open land. So kept thinking I would just see it. Spent 5 minutes wandering before I realised it was in the trees and then quickly got to it. Again, what a fool!
The rest went well but I was slow and not really competing with my laces undone. Stupid as the field was generally slow too, obviously minus the top guys.
Aim of top 10 for the week! Need to just cut out the mistakes and ignore this pain on my foot! Had fun though