Then it was the long distance, and I needed a big performance (GB only has 2 places in each of long and middle due to the new WOC qualification rules and I have no WOC form since 2011). I tried 'softer' as our old psychologist always used to preach, and I won the race, 1 minute in front of Scott Fraser, and a couple of minutes ahead of the others. Really nice race with some good route choices and tricky controls. My race wasn't perfect, but it was a nice boost to be strongest in the last part of the course!
I have been selected to run long distance at WOC in Italy in July. I am also in the relay 'squad' to be selected during the WOC week.
Yesterday I ran Scottish Orienteering League race 2 at Faskally near Pitlochry. It was a really nice middle distance, and my performance was much better than at the WOC middle test!
Tomorrow I fly out to Portugal for the European Championships. I am selected to run middle and long, and hopefully relay. First race is middle qualifier on Thursday.