Trail/terrain running long 2:46:00 34.6 km (4:48 / km) +1200m4:05 / km
Great long run in the Budai-Hegyseg (NW Budapest Hills). Really is a runners paradise. There is even a new running loop made out of spongey athletics track type surface which goes all the way to the top of the hill, and has signs all along it saying "runners only" - which most people there seem to ignore.
Mass start training in Dabas with Tabani Spartacus. Bushy terrain - very green map. Pretty cool and challenging, and it took me a while to get into the map.
Didn't understand anything on the first control (long leg), and when I realised that the map was 1m contour interval it made a lot more sense! 15 contour climbs suddenly seemed a lot more appealing.
By that time Aron and a couple of others were a bit ahead, but I caught back up to him (and Dani) by the end of the second loop. Then I had a slightly longer forking in a dense green area and they could finish a bit in front of me.
Trail/terrain running warm up/down 55:00 11.0 km (5:00 / km)
Road/track running44:00  8.3 km (5:18 / km) +100m5:00 / km
Recovery jog / sightseeing run around Budapest Castle from the apartment with F.
Ridiculously physical night-o in Touch (the nice bit of natural woodland that hasn't been chopped/blown over) with Josh, Doug and F. Really nice, but tough in the blizzard conditions and very wet on the ground. Lots of dead still-standing bracken too.
Got very cold and skipped the last few controls. Kudos to Josh for doing it all.
Trail/terrain running warm up/down 27:00  4.6 km (5:52 / km)