Run race ((orienteering)) 1:00:02  *** 6.3 km (9:32 / km) +215m 8:08 / km
Didn't really feel at my best today - pretty sluggish most of the way (especially when any hills were involved). Again got through without major error, just small time losses through going in a bit early on 9 and 12, but felt slow even on the flat and downright weak elsewhere. The leg which actually shows up as an error, 4, just demonstrates that I'm not very good at rockclimbing - don't think too many other courses had this one (the longer ones went further up the valley, the shorter ones didn't get to that part of the map). A minute further back than yesterday on Scott, which is about what this run deserved, and the same top three as yesterday so it looks like fourth's where I'm headed unless something unexpected happens. (Jon blew us all away today, but didn't run yesterday).
Didn't quite manage to break the hour for my course, and didn't quite manage to break the hour for the OA AGM either (although both were within 60 seconds of that objective).
It's a potentially interesting chasing start for the elite and junior women tomorrow (less so for the men, with Simon and Aston in possession of large leads), which took minds back to the famous 1987 M21 sprint finish. For those who haven't been around for that long, this involved a sprint finish between Rob Vincent and Rob Plowright (including someone's pants falling down - have forgotten whose) - which turned out to be a sprint finish for last place because both punched the wrong last control. Recounting this story on the way back, I realised that no-one else in the car I was in was born at the time of this event (although Simon goes close).