Around Aldershot Race

Headed up the M3 this morning for the BAOC Around Aldershot Race. This was primarily a Mountain Bike Orienteering (MTB-O) competition but, due to the small matter of not having a mountain bike, I was left running the 18.4km Long-O. This turned out to be pretty much a 20km trail race. The controls were all pretty easy as they were reachable by the mountain bikers and there was a lot of dead running whilst you got out on to the Mytchett and Ash maps. Only there could you reap the benefit of being on foot by cutting a few corners.

Still, it was all good fun and I made it back just before the rain started in a time of 96 minutes. The results show that GG took a ‘mere’ 14 minutes out me although, in my defence, my slowest splits were those off the paths where I was being careful of my ankle. Rob Little looks to have a good strong finish, pushing me down in to third place.

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