Orienteering race 39:35  *** 8.8 km (4:30 / km)
spiked:18/21c shoes: New Balance M870v3
Metro league final at Nurragingy
Fun, flat course with route choices at nearly every control. Had a good run with only a few minor mistakes. Was clean through the first map - only losing about 20s taking a conservative track route to 6. Ran at a strong pace with James through the middle controls. Put on a burst of speed thru 12 & 13 thinking they were the final controls so got a surprise with the map change (missed the briefing on that). Was a bit scrappy on the 2nd map losing 30s on 14 and 18 (took the wrong track exiting 17). Also had a bit of trouble with the tricky last control.
Graingal Goannas (with Toby, Aiden, Michele & Peter) knocked off perennial Div-1 champs Bigfoot. A bit lucky with some of Bigfoot's guns out, but we'll take it. Individually finished 2nd, 90s behind Andy Hill. After a bad run at Simmos beach, improved each metro league round, albeit many of the courses suited me - not overly bushy/technical.