Day 2, Dunalistair
It was a dry but cool day, good for orienteering. The parking was in a field with good views over the area and just 800 metres from assembly. The walk to the start was a long 2.8km along a road and a track through the best of runnable woods and then over a deer fence into rough open heather. My course started in the forest, using contours to navigate by.
I had no problems with my first two controls, but I went up on the wrong side of some fight and had to search for number 3. There were some interesting legs using vegetation boundaries and contours for the next few legs. There were some useful line features to help with the navigation from number 5 to 6. From 6 to 7 the course crossed a deer fence into the open, semi wooded terrain.
It was very runnable and fast. I misjudged my run from 8 to 9 and ended up relocating on number 10. After that it was a fairly straight forward run into the finish, although a large amount of climb was involved in the final few controls before a downhill run to the finish.
- Matthew Knipe
taken from SINS 272, May 2012
|Bill Vigar||M75L||2nd of 17|
|Sue Gard||W50L (running "up")||29/53|