October Odyssey day1. Simonside NW.
Short Brown course (M50), 7.2km, 210m.
Tougher and rougher than i remembered. Nice loop in the light green to start then onto the moor. Some areas of the moor were hard to make any progress: deep heather and bracken over horrendous tussocks. Downhill finish through some tough forest.
I missed #4 quite badly (-4 mins) put off by the unmapped windblow. Otherwise ok although I am sure there must have been a quicker route for the long leg.
Edit: splits suggest i lost 4 or 5 mins on the long leg. I gather that the undergrowth 'walk' hatching right of the line was actually faster going than the 'slow run' undergrowth i went through. Pretty random.