Orienteering race 2:35:37  14.9 km (10:27 / km) +710m 8:26 / km
ahr:170 shoes: Icebug (iii)
British champs classic
Was always going to be tough but felt like an uphill battle from early on. I made a small parallel error to #3 and then gradually realised on a steep slope of parallel reentrants and crags I was in trouble. Had to go right out and back in again and I'd blown 8 minutes on a short leg - avoidable as I could have checked where I crossed the stream at halfway.
Apart from that I was mostly good, especially on the vague marshy section midway, which I loved and remembered from junior days. Might have made better decisions late on to avoid the steep rocky slope but hey.
Physically didn't feel great, unfortunately it came a couple of days too early and I was still a bit under the weather. Felt like I was really having to manage my effort more and earlier than I'd have liked.
Still, what a day, area and course. Wouldn't have wanted to miss it.