Orienteering 1:21:30  11.5 km (7:05 / km) +450m 5:56 / km
WRE long at Craig a Barns.
had been anticipating this one all week, well known for it's toughness, and with a 10km long distance on it...
So all in all was surprised that it wasn't actually a 2hr course. The setters were kind to us :) Had my plans disrupted pre-sstart when I learnt that actually Cat started 3 mins in front of me, not 3 mins behind... So no waiting for her to come through and seeing how long I could hold on ;)
Bit of a slow start, with some needless messing around on #2 (I mean, all messing around is needless, but this wasn't even in a mistake or anything, just kind of enroute). Picked into things from there as I caught Fay to #5. Took a nice route to #6 with lots of track running rather than contouring in steep forest. Bit surprised that this was the only long route choice of the course.
Thankful for the drink at the end of the farmland bit, before heading into the technical light green hill top. 1min mistake on #11 in here as I wasn't accurate enough with my bearing or stepping stones. Out into the heather, and it was a matter of picking the right elephant track and gutsing it through. #17 was a beauty of a climb, before heading back into the light green stuff for a last chance at mistakes. Held my head through here and through the last open controls to come into the finish 3.5mins behind Cat, in 2nd. Happy with that.