The next set was not so easy as James ran us back and forth before dropping us off near the edge of the map between controls 4 and 5. I set my compass to the north east and found the obvious saddle before turning north west to Control 5. Others were not so lucky and made a number of parallel errors or found controls from other exercises that they were convinced were theirs. We spent quite a bit of time waiting. We then repeated all this with two more sets for Controls 6 and 8.
The course had been well set to allow us to practice the techniques James was stressing. Control 8 was the only one that caused any problems with a number of people - including James himself - overshooting it up the re-entrant to the right.
I enjoy the training weekend each year; it is a rare opportunity to be out in the forest practising specific skills without the pressure of a race. We were fortunate to have some excellent coaches to help us.