orienteering 1:07:32  6.8 km (9:56 / km) +230m 8:30 / km
Northern Champs, Wharncliffe. Not a bad run but not good either. I couldn't make out the smaller paths on the map with all the other stripes and spots on there which didn't help in places, and I felt very slow out on the moor.
#5 went up at first and then tried to come along the slope below the crags. it was very heavy going and I quickly lost track of how far I had come. Spotted the control on the double boulders but I wasn't very sure which boulders they were and was still very hesitant from there. 1 min (?) at least.
#10 got into the right bit of forest then tried and failed to make sense of the paths. Relocated on the boulder group 30m to the south west. 45 seconds
#11 my best split. Having failed to make any sense of the paths or boulders around #10 I just headed out to the road, then back in from the path junction from where the control was visible.
#16 couldn't find a good line up the slope, pushed right by brambles, 30 seconds
#17 I aimed to hit the quarry edge just to the left of the control ("aiming off") but went far too far left because I wasn't actually looking at my compass or anything. 30 seconds
#18 a new and interesting way to lose time, looking for the crossing point in the line joining #4 to #5. Not only did this take me way off line, it also made the approach to the control much harder. 1 minute.
9th M50, a massive 15 minutes behind Dave P. I would have been happy with 5 minutes quicker.