Despair! Second to control six on the Green course at today’s Chasers event on Hednesford Camp, the wind in my sails on a gloriously crisp and sunny March morning, I punched the control and then ran off in completely the wrong direction… A little while later I looked down at my hand and discovered, attached to my thumb, a polygonal piece of clear plastic with this spinning red line thingy in the middle of it and it dawned on me that I’M WEARING A COMPASS – MAYBE I SHOULD USE IT!

(I also lost time at control 10, where the flag was on the wrong land feature, about thirty yards away from where it should’ve been. How it got there is a mystery…)