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Training Log Archive: Mark3

In the 1 days ending Aug 5, 2015:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering1 52:06 4.47(11:39) 7.2(7:14) 150
  Total1 52:06 4.47(11:39) 7.2(7:14) 150

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Wednesday Aug 5, 2015 #

Orienteering race (Darnaway E S6D day3) 52:06 [5] 7.2 km (7:14 / km) +150m 6:33 / km
ahr:137 max:168

Another poor result unfortunately but some really good splits overall, so much more positive.

Of 22 legs and 86 competitors:
4 top 10 splits and another 8 between 10 and 20, then one or two controls only in the other blocks of 10.
on exactly zero of the 12 good legs was I following anyone or led into the control. The disadvantage of starting last is that if you make a massive mistake near the beginning, there's no one in the forest anywhere near you

Onto the errors:
1 - wrong veg boundary,and struggled to relocate in the vagueness.2 mins
2 - another first for me.misread the large depression the smaller depressions were in as a hill - simply because the tags are so far away from the control.had I mapped this I might have put more tags? Loss of other depressions and form lines have more than two! Anyway, so convinced I was looking for a ridge with depressions in it, rather than a depression with depressions in it, and therefore spent all the time on the ridge to the north.finally relocated on number 6, took a bearing and only then eventually realised what had happened.thoroughly frustrated as I'd just visualized the wrong thing! But not a mistake I'll make again in a hurry.10mins(!)
3-10 good
11 - not best route, should have gone W then N to path. Instead went N on path then W through grot. Lost bearing and had to relocate on PJ.should have picked best route to AP rather than focusing on control.
12-15 good
16 - bearing was off, then still looked in rough even when no sign of hill.need to learn size of a contour (common mistake for me).1min
17-finish good

15 mins...too many.speed is clearly fine though.tomorrow will be better.

Terrain was great, much nicer than day 2.

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