Orienteering1:03:30 7.28 km (8:43 / km) +234m7:31 / km ahr:138 max:158 shoes: Salomon Speedcross Black
I had originally planned to run this with Riley but he wasn't able to make it after Lily's 21st the night before so I took Volker around instead since he had also been keen. Started a couple of minutes after Hadrien and before Oliver. I was trying not to push too hard so I could stay close to Volker and talk a lot about what I was doing. Got to where I thought 2 should be but didn't find a control there. Oliver caught up a short time later and agreed on where it should be. We looked around a bit and found it a bit lower down the hill. I thought it was on the boulder field on the edge of the circle and LiveLox seems to back that up. Oliver pulled away a bit but we kept catching up again by being a little more efficient. Hadrien caught up just after 12 (so I asked him where he had been) and then Liam came past on the way into 13. Amy appeared at 13 looking a little lost but it was also her control. My foot had been feeling pretty good up to this point but on the way into 15 (just after spotting the flag) I stepped on a rock with the ball of my foot causing my heel to drop sharply and it felt as though something tore in my foot. I struggled to take any weight on my foot after that so hobbled around the rest while Oliver, Hadiren and Liam ran away. At 18 I suggested Volker run ahead and do the last one on his own while I hobbled in slowly. I was almost at the finish when Volker ran up behind me having missed the last one on the first pass. This might be my last run for quite a while. Can't really take any weight on my right foot at all now.