Orienteering race (Long-O 1) 2:03:09  *** 15.0 km (8:13 / km) +400m 7:15 / km
spiked:16/27c shoes: Inov8 MudClaw 270 1st
Had a better run than I thought today. Was only a minute behind Ruairi. I hoped to catch him early on, but it wasn't happening, I felt very slow through the rough. 1,2 and 3 were good to get the scale into the head. By 4 I could see Ruairi, but I wasn't gettin any closer. Made a mistake at 5, went too low. Passed some guys from 6 to 8. Met ciara just after 9 and struggled to lose her until 13, though she did find 12 as i went well off. 14 to 15 fine, mark stevens was going well. To 16 i let declan draw me away from my planned route and i had to readjust. The butterfly was good, as usual a downfall for me. Followed the wrong fence to 23 but it turned out ok. From there on was grand except for the earthwall which was made of stones... I forgot my platypuss and only ate one of Des's gels, definitely not enough.