Orienteering 49:04  7.0 km (7:01 / km) +250m 5:57 / km
shoes: VJ Falcon
WOC Middle Test Race
Having not done much technical forest racing I was very hesitant on the first control. Opted to go wide around by the open and swing in, a pretty terrible route. With a lack of confidence after the first, I decided to take the path+ride route to 3. Got caught by Roar and Conor at this stage.
The next few short snappy controls massively helped me settle into the map, and even snuck just ahead of conor and roar on 5, before taking the looping path to 6.
Short and snappy again which I felt suited me, until a big stupid miss on 10. Lost sight of Conor leaving 11, but he came back into view in the open on 16. Stupid miss on 18, then over to 19 and shortly after punching Nick came bounding past me.
Happy to have managed to put 2 minutes back into Roar after he caught me. Happy with the physical aspect of this race - Never any stage when I felt like I was dying on some uphill or anything.