Orienteering (bush) race (Frazzle day 2 M21E) 2:22:19  **** 20.68 km (6:53 / km) +625m 5:59 / km
spiked:18/28c slept:7.0 shoes: Salomon XA Pro black
Straight line distance 14.8km.
Okay run but went way wide to #2, then thought I was on the other side of it so went wider still. Fletch and Glenn both passed me here. #3 was being replaced as I turned up so I punched and continued on. Glenn and I ran together, sometimes swapping the lead as I outpaced him but then stuffed around in the circle to let him catch up, all the way to #12 after which I ran away from him. Caught glimpses of Fletch through these controls too then eventually caught him on the long leg to #13 and stuck with him for the next few before a brain fade when I tried downing a gel on the run to #16 and lost track of where I was, allowing Glenn to catch me again. We went separate ways to #17 but got there together before grimacing at the long leg over the hill to #18 and the map change. Outdid Glenn up the hill but then went too wide down the other side and too far down the hill allowing him to catch up again. Got to the map change at the same time.
Small fumble at #19 with Robbie P before getting away from Glenn and catching and passing Fletch again at #22 before having a complete meltdown across to #23 by running too high up the hill and bypassing the control altogether. Corrected okay from well past it then completely butchered #24 and lost about 15 minutes wandering around the hillside, finding two other controls in the process. Finally decided when I came across a 1m cliff to have a look at where I was, immediately recognised the spot and bounded away to #24. Happy with my newfound navigation skills I hotfooted it over to #25, only to completely bypass this one also and end up back at the start, although with the start no longer on the map I wasn't 100% sure where I was but eventually relocated for a sorry end to an otherwise good run. Managed to marginally bollocks up two of the last three also. Brain must have just had a meltdown at having to work over such a long time.