Orienteering race 1:03:39 8.76 km (7:16 / km) +214m6:28 / km ahr:166 max:179
Big5 O Day 1, M21E (Middle), Kaapsehoop Rockery.
Really tricky open area covered in thousands of boulders, rock pillars and bare rock. Needed to be 100% focussed, and I wasn't. Managed #1 to #4 ok, then had a slight wobble in the circle at #5, and then ran to #13 instead of #6. Kicked myself for getting the crossover wrong, and then made matters worse by running to #14 instead of #6! Sorted it out but then on a long leg to #8 I had no good plan, got my bearing wrong, and got completely lost. Finally relocated about 200m too far south, then used #9 to find #8. dave P caught me 6 mins here.
Another wobble on #12 and then spent ages finding #13 (even though I'd been there before). #14 to #23 were somewhat easier, but I'd given up racing by now. Ran off the map slightly going to #22, before I corrected my bearing. At least I got the tricky last few, #24 to #29, reasonably well.
Finished way behind Dave P, so a bit of work to do in the "M45s playing at Elite" competition over the next few days. JonX also had a nightmare, so we'll both be hoping to drop today's result.