This month’s SOC street event took place from the Crown in Highfield, Southampton. There was a slightly better turn-out this time although the planner (Colin Hicks) couldn’t make it through illness. As usual, I set off without really having worked out what I was going to do. Indeed, it was ten minutes in before I realised that the controls were worth different points. However, the route I was taking turned out to be quite good, sweeping round the outer higher scoring controls first before circling in to the middle.
I thought I was in trouble at the end when the last two controls were on a piece of map that was disintegrating with my sweat! After running up a couple of dead-ends I passed the start and fortunately was able to pick up a fresh map. Still had five minutes before the hour was up when I finished.