Another wet evening but was forecast to pass just before 7, which it did. Put phone in bumbag, and again had the problem where I couldn't hear it beep the start (yet could at other checkpoints mostly fine) - not sure if the app beeps the start and finish more quietly? Given the choice would change the beep to be something more obvious anyway as had an email come through with same beep about 10s after passing second checkpoint. Will put in a request for the next app update if I get round to it...
S-12-6-19-33-13-2-32-14-22-42-15-3-25-23-26-5-16-17-11-7-4-20-24-8-F. 530 points.
Didn't start super fast as had spent so much time faffing (third start lucky!). Went from 33 to 13 as map made it look as though there was clearly no way out of 21 to the north - when if you look closely there is path in the hedge, so 30 pts binned for 30s extra time. By about 32 was really feeling my legs were struggling - uphill felt very hard, guess not recovered from yesterday yet. 22-42 and around 15 felt like a lot of up. On way to 25 was thinking of cutting short and heading back as had nothing left in me.
23 was an interesting control site as needed careful thought as to the best time to fit it in, so got it out of the way early and could avoid the middle on the way back. Came close to taking a wrong turn on way to 16 but fortunately it was on Clare's road and the road I turned into had the wrong name... Similarly benefitted out of a cut through by Mark's house - which is what tempted me to do the bottom loop rather than just had straight back through the park to finish. Still had 2 mins left at the end so reasonably happy with that.
Add 21 (30 points on) and think I'd have had joint 2nd, which isn't bad given how the legs were!https://www.strava.com/activities/2941768642