SHI individual - 10th of 24
Scrappyish at the start, bit stuck in green to 2 (as did most), bad exit from 2 as well, and had a cracking mistake on 4, incl. crossing a wrong track and having to go back (~2mins).
This lead to me getting on the Kris Jones train (3mins) a few stops earlier than planned.
Got a nice 2 short control pull in behind Sasha & Kris till 6, and on the track route to 7 I had to hop off that train.
Subsequently, the GG train arrived punching 7 just after me, and I got 2 more short controls, till 9.
Then starting the long leg to 10, I went wide right & ran alone for the remaining 80mins. However I settled into a better rhythm, and handled the tricky stuff okay. Some losses, but nothing too major.
Never able to force the pace as I haven't quite done enough long stuff recently, but moving along.
The Spongey train never materialised, due to long leg routes, though I did catch up with him while he was being carried out of the forest...
Nice area, some grotty spots, but some lovely orienteering.
Was top Irish, and beat 4 of the English, so at least there's that.