First we were off to the string course and Abbie decided to go around on her own, it is great to see her grow in confidence as the week has gone on. She also enjoyed her White course and manage to beat me on the finish split! She spent the rest of the time playing with Mazie in the Asembly field. I am glad she is enjoying her first taste of a big orienteering event.
Now to my run! Drifted left to #1 and onto path but didn't waste too much time.
#2 really set the tone tough going but looking forward to hitting the ride, never saw it eventually made it on to the path and turned wrong way, realised, turned back and hacked across to other track. Took easy option of veg boundary as attackpoint and bearing in. Met Will Hancock at #4 unfortunately injured and retiring. Some relief of the hard going to #6 but once in the open area things got tough again so opted for path run to #7. Nice run along the coast to #8. To conservative to #10 hit veg boundary further SW than I wanted. Energy going on the way to #11 but happy to see competitor speed pass 10m to my left, obviously on a track, switched to join it but nothing there, how do those guys run so quickly over this terrain. Tiring big time to #17 but managing to keep it clean. Tom longer track/ride option to #18 but ride did not provide the good running I hoped for. Missed large ride on the way to #20 stood scraping head for a time but managed to get it back together. Glad to get over the finish line cheered on by Cornwall OC club mates. 8.2km 80m climb 84:42. (Actually distance run 9.8km)
Next up a rest day and a spot of Dolphin spotting. I can hear my legs saying thank you!