WIOL 5 @ Putney Woods. Starting the year off in style with a big win that jumps me into first for the season and assures no lower than a second place finish. It also extends my three-year/19-race Winter Series streak of podium finishes. A red-letter day, by gum!
I had plenty of small 5-10s hesitations (1, 3, 9, 10) and took a suboptimal route to 2 (better to go up the reentrant?) but nailed the tricky 5-6-7-8 section. My only real error was a true dingus move - leaving 11 and heading for 3 instead of 12, because the 3-4 line went straight through 11. Luckily realized it as I reached the trail junction NW of 11, so wasn't as bad as it could have been. Added a bunch of distance, but as it was all fast-moving trail distance, only ended up costing ~2min.
I thought the course was quite well-designed, particularly the excellent 5-6-7 legs.
playing in my head most of the run.
ONLY HAVE ONE MATCH
BUT I CAN MAKE AN EXPLOSIONNN