Spanish Orienteering Championships
Suse Coon's EckO top reports on its owner's adventures at this year's Spanish Orienteering Championships:
The Rain in Spain Stayed Mainly Somewhere Else
Spanish Orienteering Championships 2017
Somewhere north of Madrid.
Day 1. Middle Distance. Canencia.
"How did you get on then?" I shouted across to John's O top, which was hanging inelegantly on the other wing mirror.
"The wally made a couple of mistakes," John's O top replied. "And he only just made it to the Start in time."
"That was very confusing, having call-up in assembly, then an hour to get to your Start. I thought Suse was going to blow up on the climb," I replied. "She kept muttering, How are they going to give me a 1.9km course when there's a 2.3km walk to the start?"
"Talking of the start," John's O top said, "I rather liked that girl who was on check-in. She was giving everyone a double kiss. Imagine that in the UK! Oh I do love Spain!"
"Behave!" I replied. "It was only people she knew."
"Well I couldn't understand her. They all speak so fast it sounds like castanets clacking away. So how did you get on?"
"Oh Suse was slow and steady. Tottering along hitting the controls nicely until the long leg when she contoured a bit high and came down over the first control. Didn't seem to bother her too much because at least she knew where she was and what to do."
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08th May 17 by Alan Partridge