Orienteering race 15:33  3.2 km (4:52 / km)
shoes: Nike Air Pegasus 30 Blue
WMOC Sprint Final - Auckland Uni
Running with thigh heavily taped for the first time ever following advice from the physio yesterday, which felt awkward beforehand, but was mostly OK while running. However, leg still fairly sore and was stopping me concentrating 100%. Only really worrying pain towards the end when I wanted to try to speed up - too much pain to really get into top gear. Was also slow early on in the easy bit at the start.
Technically very average. Silly mistake on 2, running to the wrong tree (15s). Then nearly 30s 10-11 where I ran into an underground area that should have been taped off (going back there later, the tape was there but had been moved out of the way). Also, the map was wrong at exactly that point, which didn't help. Wrong route 12-13 (5 sec), still not recovered from then mistake. Didn't spot the better route 20-21 which may have cost 15s. Other small issues at 8, 16, 20. Caught Dirk Goosens somewhere around 17, which both helped and hindered.
Not too disappointed as couldn't have won on the day (would have been about 10 to 15 seconds down with a perfect run). But without the injury, would have been able to. A bit annoying that my main time loss was not really my fault, though not sure whether that cost me a place or not.