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Training Log Archive: Mark3

In the 1 days ending Aug 8, 2015:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering1 1:30:23 6.28(14:24) 10.1(8:57) 454
  Total1 1:30:23 6.28(14:24) 10.1(8:57) 454

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Saturday Aug 8, 2015 #

Orienteering race (Glen Affric S6D day6) 1:30:23 [5] 10.1 km (8:57 / km) +454m 7:18 / km
ahr:138 max:173 shoes: X-Talon 190 (orange)[9.5]

Tried to take the safe route to 1 along the ride, but slight miss and then turned wrong way. Should have used other crags to NW as AP rather than top of hill further away.

2-misread hilltop due to large side spur and so went to look at a different control.

3-4-5-6-7 happy; tough but good fun, orienteering well. Bit of unnecessary climb on 6 caused by gaining a lot at the start and then contouring, but corrected well.

8 - major disaster. Bisected the OOB area almost perfectly; in a reentrant 150m N of where I thought.Found a path which I thought was a stream (I remember thinking "That's weird; I'd have mapped this as a path! It is a bit boggy I suppose, therefore I will forget all about it and not bother to think that maybe it's a path and I'm an idiot") now about 300m away from where I thought I was, got very confused by the large marsh and totally failed to twig that it was FLAT and there was therefore only one place I could be, assumed for some reason it was the bracken-covered hill near the control (?!), went N again and finally relocated successfully on a lake near the start...hardly my finest hour.

9,10 good, 11 a bit tentative as I'd thought I was in a stream which turned out to be just a damp reentrant, but relocated well and didnt lose too much time.

12-16 good with a little miss on 14 not going quite far enough before losing confidence.

17 similar mistake to previous day #1 in that had no concept of where I'd crossed stream and so didn't know how high I was; I think this is as a result of oversimplification ie "S to stream, ignore everything else"; should have monitered marsh, hill top etc to keep in touch. Rest ok.

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