The first of my 22 races planned for the next six weeks. I’m aiming to blog every race, on the same day that it happened.
This was at Worthy Down, a military base north of Winchester. Hopefully I (or Google Maps) aren’t jeopardising the security of the base with these high-res satellite photos!
It was a 2.5km sprint, but map memory. Instead of carrying a map, you had to remember the next leg or two from the maps attached to each control.
Here is the GPS trace for my whole race – the triangle shows the start/end. The first two legs didn’t have good GPS reception, but it was fine for the rest of the race, although there were a few echoes off buildings in places.
Here’s a detail of my approach (from the top right) and departure from of the controls – located beside a water tower, although not quite so close to it as the GPS indicates. In fact, I think the bending upwards was a GPS echo from the tower. The actual control was on the tree just to the south of it.
See my Attackpoint training log for a writeup of the race.