Run race ((orienteering)) 17:10  *** 2.8 km (6:08 / km) +110m 5:07 / km
Easter prologue. A smooth, if not super-fast, run,, with only one trivial wobble of a few seconds at the second-last. Not too bad on hills either - in general consistent (which was reflected in having a straight-line splits graph). Saw the field passing by, including Lachlan, who eventually won the race (Rob Baker and Steve Todkill also went through me in the 10-11-12 sector). Ended up 4.08 down on Lachlan, which is a little better than par for me in a sprint in the last 12 months, but the Friday is only a trivial part of an Easter. Feeling a little sore on top of the left ankle but hopefully this is merely a symptom of the drive and will disappear.
The rest of the day seemed to disappear without anything much happening. I'd come up from Cowra in the morning; you know you're converging on a major event when you come up behind a Victorian car with L-plates and you can narrow down the list of potential drivers to about three names. There was also a bit of a case of history repeating itself when spotting one of our number (who shall remain nameless, but is the same age now as I was in 1991) in deep and meaningful conversation with the Ilford law, it turned out for not displaying P-plates after being stopped for a random breath test. My one and only encounter with the forces of justice came the last time Easter was in Mudgee, when I was fined the somewhat underwhelming sum of $42 for parking nose in instead of rear in on a back street at 9pm on a Sunday night.