Northern Champs & UKEOL @ Wharncliffe North
Tough enjoyable race and well planned. Reasonably content with how it went, started ok, but a poor bearing to 4 and quickly lost a minute. Had a bit of a fight with rocks trying to leave 4 which increased anger.
Lost contact through the rocky stuff going straight to 8 and wandered/was hesitant trying to relocate before deciding it was for the best just to climb to the track. 14 was a tricky leg and tried to be aggressive going straight and keeping in map contact but failed when trying to descend in the rock and read the map; bailed to the track to attack up the ride. Other in the circle errors at:
11 - overshot 30s
17 - low and left hitting the other boulder
23 - Pretty much at the control (other side of boulder) then looped around returning 1min later.
24 - too high; careless bearing - 1min
28 - Took a cunning route down the track and would have taken fastest split easily but another careless bearing; was expecting a track from the control to the last one but there wasn't - 30s.
About 5mins time loss total so could have been better but shape is slightly better than anticipated. Notable how its easy to get a difficult line in the rock/undergrowth and lose significant time e.g. 3, 16 and 20 where I was a long way off faster split without making a mistake.