Orienteering race 1:55:37  ***** 10.07 km (11:29 / km) +400m 9:35 / km
Woc tour day 4 - foret de charvette
After yesterdays disaster things could not get any worse - they did!
I made my biggest mistake for about 6 years and I twisted my ankle, anyhope of a top 20 finish gone.
Longest day today and excellent course should have been great but between 3 and 4 noticed a french guy who must have been on my course.
He was about the same standard and we both messed each other up at 4 and 5 up the hill lost perhaps 5 or 6 mins on these 2 legs.
Then we seperated he was stronger climbing and I was glad to be alone, perhaps he would make errors without me and I could oncentrate more.
2 amazing controls around the monument that stands on the cliffs edge overlooking Chambery 1200m below, then drop down into the forest again
Twisted my ankle bad closing in on the 9th, It was serious. every slight twist over the pitted surface was agony, carried on pissed. Spotted my friend again going to the 10th - he had missed and dropped 2 mins. Then it happened, 450m leg down and across a green slope with lots of detail and no hope of relocation. I knew it would be dangerous but we still messed it up together. Game over but I wasn't going to quit today hobbled around the rest of the course clean and slow.
Pattern starting to emerge - orienteer ok in general except for one huge mistake? Not going to check anymore results