Orienteering race (Strathfarrar) 1:23:15  8.2 km (10:09 / km) +454m 7:57 / km
Tone set for the rest of the race by number 1.GPS helpfully shows me I was within about 20m of control, but had no confidence, got thoroughly confused in the bracken and eventually relocated on a control on another rock.7 mins 30 lost.not a great start.happy with 2,3,4...
Different genre of mistakes today: contours.route to 5 had good plan and executed 75 percent of it well...then due some reason ignored that I needed to gain a few contours and lost four instead, misread marshes as a result...eventually related 6 contours too low.another 7 mins 30.not a good day.
Tentative on 6.unsurprising now! Bit high;60s.lucky on 7.8ok.
Followed someone on 9 (on the assumption that I was worse than everyone else out there) but they lost me another minute damn them...
Went up and over to 10, then couldn't see crag from above, track route looks better.2mins.
Rest ok, but not quick.
Jeez,19 mins lost.that's a result to bin.more than anything, just not really enjoying the terrain much.struggling to see the shape of the land underneath the vegetation, not sure how everyone else is managing!