Orienteering race 1:45:24  20.14 km (5:14 / km) +365m 4:48 / km
shoes: Inov8 X Talon 212 (5)
JK Long - Cold Ash
Like yesterday I started well but then lost time on 8 and 9 with poor compass and loss of concentration respectively (~15s and ~50s). It was then pretty straight fowards until the southern section which took a bit more concentration. Got caught in bushes on a couple of occasions (18 and 22), both of which I have disagreements with the map. Think there may be a joining error between 21 and 22 which make it look like there is a gap in the green when there isn't. Probably lost around 15s on 17, 20s on 18, 20s on 19 and 30s on 22. Then reasonably clean rather than the odd 5-10s but slowly started dying on the long leg; think the heat was getting to me and took my gel a bit too late. Could have done with a couple rather than just one.
OJ flew past at 35 with Joe W just behind, I didn't have the legs to stay with them.
No WD - I was in a bit of a state after finishing and in urgent need of sugar. Was 5mins slower than 6 years ago for similar length course although I would say there was less path running last time and probably was more technical.