Orienteering race 1:24:29  5.09 km (16:35 / km) +120m 14:50 / km
shoes: Inov8 Oroc 280
UNO Boulder Dash GreenX Day 1. It took me a while to get into this map, although it shouldn't have, because it wasn't all that unusual. Slow start to #1, then a big mistake on #2. I left the trail with only a vague idea where I was, and ran down a parallel valley to the left. Sorting that out was the start of actual map-reading. Having run too far, I eventually came into the control from the opposite direction, following the bottom of the ridge, and I think it was easier from that direction.
After that, things went well. I stayed in constant contact with the map and felt really confident, enjoying the complexity and navigating well. Unfortunately, that also made me slow. And then another big mistake on #9, which was surely avoidable. It was exactly the same issue -- leaving the trail at a vague location. Got lost, relocated to the trail, found the stone wall this time, and what do you know, everything was o.k. after that.
Usually I can make up for some lost time by just running fast, but this time there was no opportunity for that. It was slow going for everyone. So that was it, 20 minutes lost due to making the same mistake twice.