Run race ((orienteering)) 1:23:32  *** 8.6 km (9:43 / km) +260m 8:26 / km
2nd day Queensland Championships at Amiens. Took a while to get into this physically but eventually settled into a mode of plugging away for a long(ish) distance. Also a little wobbly early and had an odd mistake when I missed a track junction on the way to 3, but managed to recover that without more than 30 seconds or so lost, and generally navigated well for the rest of it, although never strong, especially on hills. This is a very enjoyable area, though, and moments such as ticking off features on the way down into 15 (and then nailing it) were a reminder of how enjoyable this sport can be.
Ended up maintaining 3rd; Tony Woolford had a good run and went through me, but Mark Nemeth had a blowout. At the start of the weekend it looked like there was a strong top four and then a long tail after that. As it turned out, those four were the only ones of the 14 starters left standing at the end of the weekend with the others all failing to finish one of the days (although at least one of those was amongst those who abandoned in order to assist Winnie, who appears to have suffered a serious knee injury).
This was definitely a weekend worth going to, for the outstanding terrain, and more generally for a weekend of being amongst friends. (I'm not so sure I'll be quite so welcome in some circles next weekend, although my work life should have taught me not to let a few vocal critics be representative of a wider community).