orienteering 1:12:38  8.3 km (8:45 / km) +270m 7:32 / km
British Champs M50L Balmoral.
Started well and went through 1-10 just fine. Then I found the long leg to be bit of a slog on the road, and after that I was knackered and started making mistakes.
#1 I went around the hill to the right along the deer fence. Only Dave P took any time out of me on this leg so I think I got this one right.
#2 - #9 all good
#10 I ran on the road so I could think about #11
#11 - took the road and path route to the right of the line and descended the path all the way to the wall before cutting across the slope. I should have come down through the green like Martin did but I didn't like the look of the green stripes. I lost 2.5 minutes on this leg, probably at least a minute and a half of it just on running speed on the paths.
#13 stupid stupid left the control along the wrong path, cut into the forest and nothing made sense until I found the path I should have been on. 1 minute lost.
#14 used the path to climb the hill, well off the line but it kept me going. Very tired by this point and barely moving up the hill.
#15 wandered all over the place on the way down the hill, just couldn't decide what I was doing. Found the control ok but should have been half a minute faster.
#16 I could not see the boulder, went right past the control and started looking randomly along the slope until Nick Howlett (who I first passed at #8) found it. Can't believe I didn't see it first time. 30 seconds lost.
10th place, 11 minutes down on Dave Peel.