Orienteering race (Dunalastair) 1:21:25  **** 8.54 km (9:32 / km) +247m 8:20 / km
JK2012 Day 2 Middle
the wheels came off this very early. had trouble getting into the map and matching up the vegetation so was slow into 1.
then i took a fall, smashed my compass into the heel of my hand, making a mess of blood and compass oil and plastic & skin. cleaned the wound (blood&oil doesn't taste too good) and ran around a bit, now without a functioning compass so controls 2 & 3 were a disaster.
4, 5, & 6 were ok considering but 7 went wrong and i had to ask someone which direction was north.
8, 9 & 10 were a bit dodgy, i only increased the pace on the obvious or taped sections.
11 got me as i thought i'd taken the southern crossing point and even then, coming out of the control i was disorientated and again had to check with someone where north was so lost time on the easy 12.
i was glad of the waterstop but didn't plan 13 properly at all and eventually came back to the track to relocate.
the rest of the course flowed ok but i wasn't moving at any pace.
got patched&cleaned up in first aid took out a bit more plastic and some thorns out of my hand and even some of my hand out of the broken compass!
reckon i lost at least 30mins on this by not having a compass but happy to have got around albeit the slowest time for the course.