Mark/Alice and Nigel training day on Kenfig Burrows - bookended by terrible rain but weather pretty good for the actual session.
Went off compass alone for 1 and well too far left - but knew where I was. Spent a bit of time looking for tag at 2 before realising there were sides to be etc. Some stoppages for removing a thorn that's been stuck in my white o kit for a few months, and to redo laces, generally quite slow as rough and getting ankle used to it.
8, 9, 10 all in the wrong place. Can understand 8 as unmapped grot all around, 10 very visible, but 9 was right on the very edge of the circle and clearly wrong so spent a good while looking for it. Still wearing waterproof jacket for this and really overheating.
20:46, 2.14km, 70m
Dumped the jacket and was going pretty well, controls exactly where I expected them to be and ground the right shape. Only small miss was near the end (9) where not paying any attention to map at all and ran off the bearing. Relocated pretty clearly as map memory told me I wasn't where I wanted to be.
20:42, 2.80km, 90m
Generally ok, not planning on 2 just went to an interesting looking hole and attacked from there. Missed 5 - but never been happy with the map here. Found a tag in a re-entrant and stuck with that. Rest ok.
11:49, 1.44km, 35m
Nice easy jog around the ridges. No troubles or surprises but managed to do an extra 40m on the straight line somewhere.
7:50, 1.04km, 30m
5. Depressions again
Shadowing (Freddie?) around same course as before, and offering some guidance particularly on the harder ones. Had a good look around at 5 to confirm it was in the right place (and the same place I'd been to before).
25:10, 1.46km, 40m
6. Odds and Evens relay
Went for tactics on this and decided best was for the first runner to come back ASAP so that both maps get into circulation sooner. Meant pushing quite hard to 2. Got a reasonable rest after that, but all my other controls were further/harder sites - 6, 5, 9. Appears that we "won" but suspect our last runner went back to 6 rather than 10.
11:37 moving time, 2.05km, 30m
7. Collecting flags and tapes
North and east area, so low distance but lots of stops to pick up. Weather turned quite nasty towards the end so good that we were able to get them in so quickly.
23:34, 2.47km, 75m
Thanks to Mark and Alice for organising.