Orienteering race 1:02:35 5.13 km (12:12 / km) +214m10:06 / km ahr:161 max:173 spiked:15/18c shoes: X-Talon 212
Really, really hot and hilly. 3rd M50. But 20 mins behind #1!
Spiked 1 and 2. Missed 3 by 20 m - very pleased.
Bit wobbly on 5, but not too damaging.
Spiked 6 and 7.
Bit late turning to 8, but worked out fine.
9 was placed oddly and many were bumbling around. I found it and all converged.
11 was tricky with ditches being covered by the purple lines. Glen Tryson went off left in the wrong direction and I let him go. I went right and spiked.
Killer hill to 12. Deeply regretted not carrying a Gu. Spiked 12, but physically crushed. Passed by Glen Tryson again at 12.
Contoured to 13 - much better route than Glen's, but he was fast. Spike.
Easy to 14 but fumbled the final few metres. Checked the control description and found it.
Went high around the green and contoured into 15. Spike.
Really beat going to 16. Took the direct route from bridge. Spike.
Decided to go around on 17. Made at least three minutes on another guy by doing so. Spike.
Go control easy and obvious. Spike.