Orienteering 56:44  8.04 km (7:03 / km) +350m 5:48 / km
Castell Coch, welsh league
Felt a bit tentative about starting given they had found a body out there, but eventually headed out. Bit fast through the first few and v wobbly but not much time lost. Then settled in, caught Owain Jones and kind of raced him around the middle style bit until control 11. Stopped for a while to consider routechoice to 12. First instinct was the best route, around to the left but couldn’t bring myself to go back on myself towards 10 and 9 so ended up going straight (not the straightest way either because of a certain incident..). Basically gave myself as much climb as possible on this leg. After that, good again and caught Owain who had taken a better route to 12, and also Peter Ward. Had fun racing those two around the final section, helped keep the speed a bit higher.
3rd, not too far off adam actually! But a solid 12 mins off ben’s time, which I feel is a bit much even if he knows the area off by heart.. anyway, map was good!