Run race ((orienteering)) 1:06:51  *** 10.5 km (6:22 / km) +230m 5:44 / km
If I was going to have a bad day this wasn't the worst day for it to happen, and it wasn't as if it was really that bad, but I will certainly want to do better than this on Friday. Dropped about 3 minutes over the course as a whole, mostly through carelessness in an often vague and flat area, and never really felt as if I had much running rhythm in the terrain, perhaps because most of the area was very soft underfoot. I've often struggled in flat terrain and hopefully the steeper country in the days ahead will be a bit more to my liking.
Last results I saw were 16th at the back of a close bunch, and 6 minutes down which is a bit closer than I thought I might have been with this run. Certainly in no danger of missing the cut barring disaster tomorrow. Achilles better than I thought it might have been given how it felt in the model events, but not a lot of strength climbing in soft ground.
At the sprint final our gathering place (although it wasn't entirely obvious from the outside) was next to the Nauchatel football stadium. It turned out that Neuchatel's footballers were having an interesting day on the road in Lucerne: 2-0 up after 60 minutes, they contrived to lose 4-2 and their coach was sent from the touchline for abusing the referee.