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In the 1 days ending Nov 4, 2021:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering - Urban1 59:02 7.19(8:13) 11.57(5:06) 205
  Total1 59:02 7.19(8:13) 11.57(5:06) 205
averages - sleep:5 weight:77kg

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Thursday Nov 4, 2021 #

6 PM

Orienteering - Urban 59:02 [3] 11.57 km (5:06 / km) +205m 4:41 / km
slept:5.0 weight:77kg shoes: Mizuno Wave Rider 24 Blk

Dursley MapRun. Not really in the mood to push this as I guess tired from 6.30 start and surprisingly long drive from the office (55 mins here, vs. 65 mins to Bishop's Cleeve 2 weeks ago). Reasonably cold - but went with wearing vest and shorts anyway on assumption that I would warm up but did find my fingers cold for the first 3k or so.

S-2-19-11-28-27-3-12-20-7-21-13-6-14-23-10-30-17-26-9-29-18-8-22-25-5-24-4-16-1-F. 580 points.

Went S first as that's the bit I've not done. Surprisingly hilly but rewarding. Pace not very quick though and lost a lot of time crossing the main road the first time.

By 14 it was obvious the course was easily clearable but not totally fussed with trying to do so as 15 in quite an annoying place. Had a plan for the top loop of 23-26-17-10-30-9 but at the last second went for the order I did as it looked more interesting. Definitely so as I found a huge playing field not on the map and went for an explore to see if there were any shortcuts (no!). At least now I know what to add on to the map. This route also didn't work out so well at the top as pavement 26-9 on other side of road and didn't want to risk holdups with extra road crossings, so slightly longer route around the houses.

29 was a lot further and higher than I anticipated. Quite a weird path. And approaching 18 from the west was definitely fun but possibly not advisable - required navigation skills whilst not being mapped correctly, and a bit of jumping through bushes and over ruined fences but did hit it perfectly!

Sadly not enough time for a tedious dog leg to 15 and still quite a lot of climbing to get the rest so had to get a move on. Some of the shorter climbs were good - almost like I used to be, and necessary as so many trip hazards on the playing field at the end (shoe scrapers, ankle high fences etc.) that I had to be cautious on the flat. Very surprised to be a minute early as expecting to be late.

Huge amount of variety on this course. Lots of places where the map was misleading or needed more detail but the slopes, paths, variety of terrain made this quite enjoyable.

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