Orienteering race 12:57  **** 2.0 km (6:29 / km)
spiked:13/14c shoes: Inov8 X Talon 212
WA Sprint Champs at Guildford GS. GPS 2.29km. Peeing down with rain, so left the glasses in my bag. Stopped twice briefly to check the route into 1, after that all seemed to flow pretty well until 12. 2-3 I got a bit of a shock as I realised we had to cross the public road, and couldn't be sure from the map at speed that the gate SW of 3 would be open so took a gamble. Ran pretty well for the next few, but possibly took a slightly too long route to 7. Leaving 11 the map was telling me that the left route to 12 along the fence was blocked by green, but I wasn't looking at it properly so ended up with a bit of a zig-zag route, up one long flight another of stairs, and down another near the Start where I had to slow down for a couple of people just starting. OK after that, except I could have shaved a couple of seconds if I'd had glasses and could see the little gap in the garden after 13, and had read the end of the garden into the Finish better.
Good sprint course, had to be on my toes with the mapreading, but not so that I couldn't run at a fair clip.