Orienteering race 1:28:10  11.06 km (7:58 / km) +276m 7:05 / km
MLS Long Valley South - Brown
A game of two halves.... first half - after 1 and 2 (3-16) satisfactory, second half bad (17-27)!!
Lost a minute on 1, basically becasue I could find a way through the gorse (mapped as wide green hash!!), but knew exactly where I wanted to be, so ended up coming back in from south.
2 - Another minute lost - too far right and wrong side of a large (unmapped) gully
Slow to 3, as lost 10 minutes here on a control last time (30 secs)
14-15 got on wrong mtb track and ran longer than necessary (30 secs)
17 - too far left and ended up on bank by wrong ditch, convincing myself I was in right place. Took a while to see bank to NW (2:30)
17-18 poor route out of control and ended up in some crap - 40 secs
18-19 stupidly ended up wrong side of southern pond by crossing bridge - 1 minute
21 - tried to approach from NW but did not see gap in mapped gorse bushes - went through first gap and gorse to south was much closer than mapped, so very confused - ended up coming in from west and did not see the supposed gap I was trying to come in from (i.e. map here was shite and it was a totally unfair control site!) - 2:30
25 - just dodn't see pit (30 secs)
26 too far right and ended up near track - 1:30
27 - couldn't understand map and went too far right (30 secs)
13 minutes lost!!!! (some of mistakes towards end were probably down to tiredness or just losing concentration after 21!!