Orienteering race (Headley Heath) 1:06:10  7.0 km (9:27 / km) +185m 8:21 / km
OK to #1, but couldn't physically get to 2. I got sucked down to the path and was then scrapping back to it. Had a mad moment on the way to 5 when I thought I had made a 180 deg error as I looked at the map and the writing was upside down. The course (Blue women) wasn't written with the words upright in line with North. This totally threw me (it doesn't take much!). Stopped for ages fathoming out if I had gone wildly out or not...I hadn't, grr. Folded the wording over and picked things up after that. Made another error nearer the end where I misread the contours. But apart from that no more. Lost a good 8 mins I think. Not good. Felt better running than I have done for a while. No original foot pain. Blisters still there but were industrially taped and ankle not too puffy before, during or after. After having my hair yanked in the green to 2 I thought I might give up, but I enjoyed it in the end. Unlike Sher thought it was nicely planned given the area. I did concur with her on the pits though. A bit of a shock going from Portugal to the SE!