Orienteering race (Wimbledon Night-O) 1:07:16  *** 4.9 mi (13:44 / mi) +23m 13:32 / mi
spiked:9/16c shoes: Inov8 ORoc 280
Really fun night race on Wimbledon Common. Probably only about my third go at night-O and fast becoming one of my favourite things.
1 and 2 took steady but hit ok.
3 got confused with paths - what I thought was a path fizzled out so went back to the junction and started again. Ok but then went up the hill rather than round it and had to go back, slow but found control ok.
4, followed paths but then there seemed to be loads of paths and didn't make sense so beared off a little to hit the pond (which I couldn't see but could hear ducks). Made sure I found and followed the right ditch and came into the control ok from the top.
5, couldn't see in bush, lost minute
6, should have gone back to path I came out of but hit control from golf course ok.
7,8,9,10,11 all fine - especially pleased to take bearing across open to 8 and hit spot on.
12, Vince and Bryn both ahead of me and dived into bushes, so went in after them, after a minute realised neither of them knew where they were and I was no better, so came back out and found the path and then the control fine.
13,14,15,16 all fine.
Really enjoyed myself. Knee hurting towards the end :( so think I'll be taking it easy the next few days.