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  Real Orienteering2 1:32:54 5.88(15:48) 9.46(9:49) 4029 /35c82%
  Total2 1:32:54 5.88(15:48) 9.46(9:49) 4029 /35c82%
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Thursday Apr 20 #

Real Orienteering race 21:20 [4] ** 3.03 km (7:02 / km)
spiked:15/16c shoes: Salamon Speed Cross 4 Black

Sprint in Rotorua. Not much nav tho I did stuff up the one nav control. The rest was all about leg speed. That's something I have never been strong on and have less than usual at the moment. My target for WMOC was to avoid the C finals. Was concerned this would be impossible for the sprint. Discovered in registering that ther is no C final for M60. I suppose my goal is achieved now.

Wednesday Apr 19 #

Real Orienteering race 1:11:34 [3] **** 6.43 km (11:08 / km) +40m 10:48 / km
spiked:14/19c shoes: Salamon Speed Cross 4 Black

The Redwoods at Rotorua.
Was expecting a cruise day. 30 metres climb. It proved less than a cruise.
S-1 Spur spiked. Not an indication of what was to follow.
1-2 the control was a pit. It turned out to be one shovel wide and one shovel deep. Which meant you had to see the flag. I went past on the other side of a tree. Came back from the track and saw a kite. Can't be mine as there is no pit. Hang on its the right number! Call that a pit? Even a Fleay pit would put it to shame.
2-3 A mannequin dressed as Gandalf. Well at least you could see it.
3-7 Fine.
7-8. Now iask myself how is pine tree in a pine forest a distinctive tree? Lost some time coming to the understanding that its about trunk circumference.
9-10 The long leg. The red line went through various shades of green with no white. The contours were vague. The long way round on track doubled the distance. I went straight and spiked it. Geoff Hudson went via track and beat me by two minutes.
10-17 all through green. Spiked them all. But whenever I went straight the track route was superior. Another miniscule pit.
17-18 A different challenge. A small mound. I walked (green) within five metres and didn't realise. Came back from the track. Funny as I dismissed the track option. You call that a mound?
18-19-G OK
Clearly some local knowledge would be an advantage. Even so the winners were streets ahead of me and most were scandi.

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