Today we headed over to Redshoot for the SOC District Event and our first orienteering since returning to the UK. There wouldn’t be time for me to do the Long-O (26km) and for Christine still to get a run in so I settled for the Black course (15km). The navigation wasn’t particularly taxing with the control sites being sufficiently obvious that one could afford to be a bit wayward on compass bearings. The terrain was hard going though, particularly after all the recent rain. After 95 minutes I was therefore perfectly happy not to have to go on to do another 10km.
The results show Dave Rollins five minutes ahead with his wife hot on his heels. I was a bit surprised that the Long-O competitors (who had the Black as the first part of their course) weren’t quicker around that part with Tim Britton taking around 90 minutes and Nick Barrable a copule of minutes longer.
My baby sitting duties proved not to be too onerous. After eating her lunch I took Emma down to watch the SCOA league prize giving. Her reaction to all the speech making and applause? To fall asleep!