Was surprised by how much distance I racked up here. Sportstracks made it 1.5km longer than Garmin!! It does that a lot with orienteering but rarely with a normal run. Maybe the garmin is less accurate in slightly more remote places than the city? Or maybe it's the tree cover, they lose a little reception?
Anyways, bad run! It was mistake-ridden, and bad ones too. Going back to old habits, but I hope to squash them again in the enjoyable Vale of Clara.
Anyways, felt strong throughout but made poor mistakes.
To no.1, i was fine got distracted by another runner, who obviously wasn't doing the brown, and stopped early. It was easy to relocate, and I did so finally, but i had convinced myself i was right. Nice through 2, ruled out the track to 3 as being to small and realised it had been it, but had to go on to next one. 4, was just slightly to high and had to pull back. 5 was good, but i had thought i was lower and turned up to find no control, before dropping back in. 6 was horrible, couldn't see how to do it. Tried to aim off left but on pour bearing, and when i decided not to do that i ended up pulling right. I got down there, and struggled to relocate among the abiss of featureless open, incorporating small rocks not big enough to map. I was pretty good through 7 to 9 but messed up again badly on 10. The spot was a little strange and included a decent sized track not on the map which didn't help. I figured it wasn't on though and continued, but the control was just relatively hidden from our side, I had circled it twice but missed. 11 through to 17 were okay, with a little hiccup on 12 and 15 but otherwise good. I thought the lower route was obviously better, but they were seemingly close to 18. Grand to 19 and 20, just got a little stuck in the rough stff on the way down to them.
Overall, over 10mins I would say, lost in total, easily avoided, but I didn't put in the concentration.