Orienteering - race 36:10  4.5 mi (8:02 / mi)
Winterlope Inch Park plus.
I should have used my Trainspotting test and gone running elsewhere. This was grimmer than I expected. Two separate groups of approx 10 + young adults hanging around and some kids about Laurence’s age one of which was waiving a baseball bat around his head. I like to think he was doing it to encourage his friends to remember the 2 metre rule. At some point an orienteer is going to get seriously beaten up at an area like this. Does BOF insurance cover it? It won’t be me. I think I’ll become more terrain snobby in the future. Not that I’m ungrateful to those who organise races like tonight, it’s just personally not my thing.
The orienteering was a secondary concern. I dropped a chunk of time near the end when some dog was barrelling towards me, and I decided I’d had enough for one night and went by the main road instead. And I didn’t pick up 17, but I realised afterwards that the map and the MapRun have 17 in different places. Did everyone else navigate off the phone, as they seem to have got it? I might have to give it a try.