Well -- not intentionally.
This morning I went on a "trial run" for a new Parkrun which will open next month. There were a number of volunteers and about 20 runners - who of course, being faster than me all took off and left me way behind. It was in quite a heavily treed area. It was rather a convoluted course with what (I heard) comprised of 3 loops. I kept the front runners in sight for the first loop, then lost sight of them. No probs - I thought - I will just follow the signs -- after I finished the 3 loops (which I thought were quite easy) I ran across the Finish line to what I did notice seemed to be a little amazement on the part of the volunteers there. I also thought "Where is everybody else??"
Yes -- I had inadvertently found and turned into a short cut which the organisers had not thought about -- well, it was supposed to be a trial run to sort out any problems!! My first WIN at Parkrun!!!