orienteering race 39:15  ***** 4.5 km (8:43 / km) +110m 7:46 / km
17c shoes: inov8 O-rock 280
Mokobulaan- Doornhoek South 1:10 000 5m contours
Awesome to run here again- still stuggled to interpret+read the map well.
#1- too close to the road- went to the boulder cluster to the west 1st
#2- just slow coming from 1
#3- went too far and ended up at the road behind it
#4 just a bit hesitant when near the control
#5 went just past the control on the east side and had to relocate off the re-entrant
#6- went to the more southerly hill first
#7 struggled to read the vegetation, came out a bit far east
#8 just slow coming out of 7
#9 started off in the wrong direction- more south instead of south west, took a little while to realise mistake.
#10 stopped a bit early and then searched around to the south of it a bit
#11 fist control which was actually ok
#12 headed off to far west of the control
#13- worst control of the day. Came out I think where I had wanted to, but interpreted the map wrong and saw the southerly ridge as the more northerly one, so headed further south and round towards 9 before realising the mistake, then went back up and must of passed right next to it, but didn't see it- so had to come into it from the north. Lost about 3min to brad here.
#14 headed off a bit far left to start, realised mistake- went directly east and then ended up at the more southerly boulder field+ then into the control
#15 saw brad at 14 and decided I had to try pass him- so didn't concentrate on the map very well, ended up too far right of the control and then too far north of it.
#16- basically just followed brad into it- no mistake
So not a great run in the end, still finished 2nd though, 6 min back on brad- everyone seemed to have terrible runs today. Should be doing under 30 for this course. Running distance was probably just less than 7km.