Run race ((orienteering)) 1:28:23  *** 12.6 km (7:01 / km) +300m 6:16 / km
The long day, at Mannawarra. I'd been tossing up whether to do course 2 or 3 and went for the longer option - no other M35s (whose class it was), but the W21s and Dante (the lone M20) to keep me company. In light of yesterday's result some noise was being made about the 4 minutes I started behind Dante, but more realistically I was looking at Jenny (12 minutes) as a chase goal, should my hamstring (and other body parts) last the distance.
My body did last the distance. Mannawarra is not Australia's most physical area but it's still by some margin the longest course I've done for a while (since my attempt at the ultra-long here in 2016, I think). Not quite as clean as yesterday, the most significant error being at 4, where I lost contact at one point and got it back again (not always easy here) a couple of hundred metres later, but then made a one-minuter in the circle. Still a pleasing run on a number of fronts; whilst comparing kilometre rates is always a little fraught, I do seem to be in better shape than at Easter (being slightly ahead of Greg and Ruhi, whom I couldn't match at Easter).
Bridget did 86, Dante 87; almost made it two in two days (I was ahead with 2km to go - he saw me but I didn't see him - but he was too fast over the last bit).
Today came with some very un-Flinders weather; very low cloud (so low that we almost went into it on the higher parts of the map) and occasional drizzle.