Orienteering (Saunders: Wansfell) 5:01:00  16.0 km (18:49 / km) +915m 14:38 / km
It turns out that having the same tent as everyone else is less good when you go to the loo in the night and can't find it - must have been wandering for a good 5 mins and even then wasn't sure I'd find Carys inside.
It also turns out that if you put milk in your foil tray it burns a big hole that doesn't smell very nice.
Ok so starts are meant to be between 8-8:30 and despite being up from half 6, we only managed to start at 8:50, being chased about 10 mins later by Libbs and Vicky!
Seriously hard climb to start with, and I struggled, but a nice flattish section contouring to the next control. We started to overtake people (not so hard when the course is the same as the walking course) and had a moment when we were wondering which knoll it was, and then deciding that maybe it was the one 20 people are sat on. I really don't like these races so much when every starts so close together, at least by being later to start we got to make our own decisions. A climb after that then a long route choice down to a stream in the valley. We were really pleased with our line in this, we went a lot straighter than others and found a good route down, taking a bearing to a tarn we'd been to the day before. Hit snake path and had great fun wiggling our way down it. Then a nice run down the valley to the next control. Having been in a train for a while Carys tried to take us up an extra control, but the bonus of us both navigating is that I noticed! Then another tough climb at Lingmoor, with some canny navigation at the top. It was a bit weird round here as there were no paths on the map, but we were going up a massive path with steps in, really odd. Then mostly downhill and massive drop into the finish.
Really happy with our navigation today, and after getting over the fact that we were beaten to 1st female pair by 7 minutes were pretty happy to be 11th overall. Will definitely be back next year - hopefully when I've done some training.