Orienteering 1:15:55  13.61 km (5:35 / km) +250m 5:07 / km
Had the worst kind of news yesterday - had run out of emotions by the time the race came around but on the whole a bit distracted. Not the most enjoyable experience :(
In terms of the orienteering, fairly clean through the first lot. Small mistake to 7, hitting the wrong path after road crossing and turning left. Bigger issues on 8 getting lost en route. Took the route on public footpaths through houses to 9, but then some locals were shouting at me to not cross the crossable fence as it was their own community fence. This really was distracting and my head was gone to 10, went off on a wild one down the wrong path and a few hundred metres later I had to properly relocate. Was v lucky that it wasn’t the worst route but still a few other mistakes on the same leg.. Cleaner after this again around the bottom loop. Was so so grateful for the water stop, it was the only thing keeping me going on that long leg to 17. Then caught Charlotte and Lizzie so had a bit of a tow/boost for the final bit of the course.
Very surprised that Jo never came past me and that I won overall but I guess I was able to keep a high enough speed and despite some dodgy legs, I took most of them cleanly.
1st today and my first overall JK win