Night Orienteering 1:42:10  11.1 km (9:12 / km)
spiked:27/34c shoes: 2011 VJ Supra
British Night Champs - Tankersley. Race time 100:28 without road crossing.
First proper outingwith the new headtorch - certainly helpful in some areas. Happy with this run, especially comparing to the same event last year, when Elite Pete saved me some ignimony... Generally choosing good routes and executing well, one very poor 4' mistake when I didn't was the only real blight on the run. The extra complication of the map edges being 45° from the north lines meant more thought went into getting the compass pointing the right way, which was probably a good thing.
Lack of recent running was obvious about 20 minutes in. But I could maintain the steady pace, and there was no reaction from the knee at any point. Calves cramped at one point when stumbled ~90 mins in - put that down to lack of fitness at the moment.
- I was able to run for over 100 minutes on current fitness.
- Hitting the controls well when I had a good plan and attack point.
- No knee pain
Things to work on:
- More focus on planning backwards from a control
- Route choice - safe vs straight, especially where technical