Control point where I had a time loss Time loss Reason for time loss
#3 3 min 47 seconds Sub optimal route choice
#5 2 min and 6 seconds Sub optimal route choice
#13 50 seconds Hesitation
#14 49 seconds Hesitation
#15 6 min 49 seconds Navigation error and map reading issue
#16 1 min 55 seconds Hesitation
Total time loss: 15 min 45 seconds
Things to improve
Time: 1 hr 31 min, 20 min seconds behind winner
Speed average: 11.6kph, Winner’s speed 13.9 KPH while distance was the same.
Rank in the race: 5th
Starting the race with a mechanical issue (tubeless) not a nice way. Main issue was with control 15 as I struggled to find it, certainly would have been easier if I was in the flow (as I lost almost 7 minutes just on this control). My route choice to #5 was not impressive either. A lot of work needs to be done on better map reading and to try challenge the National series in QLD.