Determined not to mess up the start.made a bad route choice on the first cluster, though, didn't account for steepness of slope tried to contour on or cragginess-had to turn around and get lower down and try again after another team told us we were above an overhang. But all the top teams went this way too so we didn't lose much time on them.
Contoured through some very rough stuff for 2k which lost us a lot.there were 2 path routes which were both faster and I didn't even consider them since they were way off line, and there was nothing on the map here to indicate runnability, so this one less my fault, but still should've seen the options.
Then good until 11 where thwarted by rocks again and had to lose a lot of height, making the path route choice not as clear cut.straight up and then along the ridge was probably faster.then good to the end.
7th today, though close; lots of teams that had messed up day 1 performed as expected to in advance.
But still awesome to finish 5th/19 Elite teams:http://www.mourne2day.com/Results/2017/Overall/mul...
Managed to cut both hands today falling over on various occasions, bash my left knee on something which was hurting a lot towards the end,and also started getting shin pain which is really bad the day after. Hopefully won't prevent me from ROCing next week as looking forward to another one already!