Orienteering race 1:02:19  ***** 4.74 km (13:09 / km) +215m 10:43 / km
Woc tour day 6 - montagne de lachet
I desperately wanted to finish the week with a totaly clean run, no big mistake.
started ok but missed the first by 80m relocated off another control and straight in. error at 3 too far south - the first section of this course was fast - the only fast running of the week and threw a lot of people then there was a lot of climb into a real intense area but with better vis than most other days = good, hard fun, concentration levels 150%. hanging in till 12 where it all went to pieces again, but for sure this time it was the map.
short leg of 150m up and down abit then cross a path, around a spur and into a re entrant and the control. should have been easy! but when I got to the path I could'nt make out any type of spur, climbed the hill in front of me anyway and looked into a couple of re-entrants on the other side...nothing, ok don't panic, I circled the hill then dropped back to the path to relocate. ran down the path to a junction and tried from a different angle.
This should be easy! still can't make out the spur, look in the same re entrants, nothing ok now I'm getting pissed and starting to swear. This place is making me look stupid!!!
Go back to the path try again over the hill in to a re-entrant, nothing.
Losing heart I walk away in a different direction. Then there it is, in a nice bunch of green with a few people scrambling in to punch, I think about leaving it to them but then don't want it to beat me anymore.
I know I only missed it by about 10 meters the first time but I have just spent 12 minutes running around in ever decreasing circles!
The next 4 controls are nice but i finish knowing that the terrain has beat me this week.