SOL - Auchingarrich
I used to hate this area, but my feelings have mellowed and I can appreciate that there is actually quite a lot of it which is nice.
Quite tired already at the start and never really felt like I was moving that fast. The navigation was ok until Spongey had almost caught me and then I promptly made two 1 minute mistakes letting him sail on by.
Running17:48 3.36 km (5:18 / km) +52m4:55 / km ahr:110 max:133
Orienteering25:51 4.26 km (6:04 / km) +154m5:08 / km ahr:163 max:173
'Middle' at Abbey Craig.
More like a long sprint in the forest, as it was a 1:4000 map, but it was fun and I enjoyed it. One big mistake (20-30s), a couple of smaller mistakes and a few little wobbles but otherwise good. I finished quite tired from all the climb.
Running6:11 1.14 km (5:25 / km) +11m5:10 / km ahr:118 max:131
Running32:06  5.68 km (5:39 / km) +41m5:27 / km
Orienteering14:16 4.22 km (3:23 / km) +18m3:19 / km ahr:170 max:185
On the way to number one I collided with a young girl around a corner. She was knocked flying. I helped her up and she had grazed her knee, banged her cheek and was understandably upset. She quite quickly wanted to carry on with her course though. I wanted to make sure that she was ok and so I followed her to the finish where we got some first aid and waited for her Dad to finish. They went to the hospital after, she had a big bruise coming on her cheek/eye, but I got a message in the evening via Liz to say that everything was ok - which was a relief.
I started again once she was looked after. I was a bit cold and scatter brained (still feeling bad), but generally orienteered pretty well. The exception to this was one huge 30s mistake where I completely lost where I was. Not at all worried about the result at this stage tough.
Running9:15 1.21 km (7:37 / km) ahr:105 max:132
Orienteering37:40 4.33 km (8:42 / km) +116m7:41 / km ahr:119 max:160
Started the night orienteering but spent a lot of time trying to find number 2 in the green and lost all motivation. Very tired after today.
Orienteering14:18 2.07 km (6:55 / km) +88m5:42 / km ahr:121 max:158