IOC 2017 - Long Distance
Sruth an Iolra
Bad start to the race, found around 5 controls that weren't mine. Bad start continued to 2, missed it to the right, and then wandered off line to 3 not really understanding what was going on. Left ankle also not feeling good for all the race, so that was messing with my head. Went over on it yesterday but running fast was easier on it, going slower like I was today didn't suit it. Found the going tough going across to 7.
Stopped for a glass of water crossing the road and to take a gel. Was feeling intimidated looking at the map for the next part of the course. Took a high route to 11, but didn't execute it too well.
Some of the next few controls I got ok, but was helped by my elite friends around 14.
Met Kev and c.hill around number 15, so ran the rest of the race with Kev. Made it more interesting to have some company on what was a tough finish to the race. Took another gel on the way to 16.
Used 11 to help get to 18, but didn't get it, too far left.
Missed 22 by being too low, saw the control but thought it was on a boulder rather than a re-entrant, got ahead of Kev here.
Not pleased with how I orienteered today but did enjoy the run. Well worth taking part. Bit of a cramp in left quad while changing, not enjoyable. Time to recover for tomorrow now.