Orienteering race 43:43  ** 10.0 km (4:22 / km)
spiked:24/25c shoes: Brooks Pure Cadence
SSS 23 at Nth Turramurra
Nice hilly course with all the 30 pointers on the bush tracks. Took a while to plan & figure out which controls to miss. Route was well judged in the end - leaving out 1, 4, 5, 6 & 19.
Started with a flat run along Bobin Head Rd 2-8, then down to 17 and into the bush for 27-26 along the single track to 25. Then a circuitous run through the streets of Nth Wahroonga 10-9-7-20-18-14-3-12-13. Back onto the fire trails for an out and back picking up 22 & 15 then down to 16-24. A tough climb up through 21-11 then a nice flat section 23-29. Another steep climb up to 30 but was able to keep pushing hard. Another out and back to 28 to finish.
Navigation was good with only a slight stumble at 18 (looking in the car park), and cautiously slowing down approaching 21 & 29. Legs felt strong but R knee was a sore going down the steep hills. Perhaps could've squeezed in another 10 points (1 or 6?) but that would've probably pushed me over the 45mins.
Scored 540. Jeremy 530, Andy & Richard G 510. Respect to Glenn for going 12.4km for the 600 in 55:13 (490).