Monday, April 17, 2017

Official Route Checker

At the Gilwern Grunt. I headed over to the Tumble for nine o'clock. Collected the marker tape and bits and bobs from the secret stash pick-up point and headed off around Gilwern Hill to check all the route markings were still in place ahead of the race.

Despite the sun shining it was surprisingly chilly to start with. As I pootled round it soon warmed up - or was it still chilly but I'd warmed up? Anyway, all the markers were safely in place - hopefully no one got shot for going wrong. With my job complete I reported back to base and then trundled off back home.

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Lovely Day For It...

Orienteering on Painswick common. There were some cracking views from the top - and at the speed I was 'running' I had plenty of time to take them in but back to the orienteering.

Unsurprisingly it was flippin' hard work and I made a few mistakes. Most in the more densely contoured areas of the map. Although I did muck up eleven by bad nav, ending up to the right of where I thought I was and generally making a meal of it.

Despite the struggles it reminds me what I'm missing so I'm going to redouble my efforts to get out there and 'race'...