Orienteering race 1:20:55  12.3 km (6:35 / km) +425m 5:37 / km
shoes: Salomon speed cross 3
A very physical area today and the cold weather made for a hard day at the office.
I was a bit suspicious of the map before the start from the planners comments to let them know if the map needed any corrections. #1 in my opinion confrimed this as I used the thickets as an AP and missed by quite a way. 30sec.
I was too far left at #2 and although I hit #3 well, I didn't have the greatest of starts as I stopped after the 1st road for #4.
I tried to save height for #5 by going past 6 but looking at the splits, I should have gone over.
The next few were fine but I found #11 quite a lot further N from the track than is mapped. Andrew Monro made the same mistake here too.
I was pretty clean on the middle section to #21 but the hills were very hard work and I think I should have gone off a bit steadier.
#22 was the next bit of dodgy map. I went through the green in the valley well and then used the rough open just to the S of the control as my AP but fortunately spotted Andy Robinson punching it about 50m to the E than I thought it should be.
I dropped time at #27 as the map didn't seem to fit and then a bit more at #31 where I relocated quickly on the control to the S.
Overall a very enjoyable run even if my body wasn't quite up to it.
13.21km run which is pretty much on the red line for that distance.