Stoughton Wood, 17th March
Posted: 18 March 2012 07:14 PM   [ Ignore ]  
Total Posts:  22
Joined  2008-01-09

I guess we’re quite used to Southdowns local level D events being just as good if not better than many of the ranking and even championship events we attend. But I thought Stoughton yesterday morning was even better than usual. The blue course was planned to test the whole range of orienteering skills, and it stuck by and large to the best and most runnable bits of the area. But keeping a close eye on map and compass was vital if you weren’t to miss some of the trickier control sites. At various places I overshot, undershot and lost map contact, but really enjoyed the challenge posed by Ed and Kasia, and hardly noticed the rain till I was walking back from the finish. An absorbing event.