Orienteering race (BOC) 2:14:02  20.55 km (6:31 / km)
shoes: Inov-8 Oroc 340
Winterfold near Peaslake, M21E, 17km 580m.
Wasn't expecting too much of myself with this, just set off at a steady maintainable pace to enjoy the Surrey Hills.
Went pretty well for the first part up until the first butterfly loop. Hit the common control #12 bang-on, but then missed 13 and then 14 quite badly, and then totally sailed past the common control #15, hitting 16, in a straight line beyond it, before I realised. Backtracked to 15 but couldn't find it for ages. Then couldn't find it again on the third visit to it as #18.
Got quite scrappy after that, especially for the first few controls after the map exchange. Was getting tired and started to lose my focus on the map, and made some stupid errors. Ate a cereal bar half way round the second map and seemed to perk up a bit and found myself again for the last few.
Quite please to have got around the course and to not feel too bad afterwards, but disappointed to have made the mistakes I did, especially on a control we visited 3 times.
27th out of 35.