Run race ((orienteering)) 1:09:46  *** 9.3 km (7:30 / km) +265m 6:34 / km
NSW Long Championships at Arthursleigh. Definitely a contrast with yesterday - open gully-spur and long legs even by the standards of NSW Long Distance Championships. I think I'd probably have to go back to 10s (or possibly 12s) for the last time I only had 6 controls on a course.
Didn't get quite as good a warm-up as I would have liked - arrived a bit late because it was further in than I'd thought (on a dodgy track which made me a bit nervous about the hire car's low front, but it seems to have managed OK). First leg was downhill which settled things a bit, and from there it was largely a day of running free through gentle gully-spur, with a couple of moderately wide route choices to stay away from steeper stuff near the river. (It wasn't an option on our course, but in M35 Steve took a route choice along the river flats - I wouldn't have dared, assuming them to be thick or rocky or both, but it worked OK for him). Didn't have the pace to go with Jock, who came through me about a quarter of the way through, but a solid run at my current level.
Ended up third in 45A. Jock did 61, Nathan Guinness 67. Nathan can obviously run; I think he got me in the first WMOC qualifier too (before blowing out in the second).
Will give this event points for an efficient presentation, too.
I feel like I'm continuing to make gradual progress - a few weeks of reasonably consistent training will do that. Hopefully a full winter of it will get me somewhere by the time we get to the back end of this season.