Run race ((orienteering)) 59:35  *** 5.4 km (11:02 / km) +245m 9:00 / km
As someone who's read a lot of cricket history, one of the more surreal bits I've encountered was reading of the final round of the 1939 English County Championships, which took place as war was declared (and was, I think, played to its completion).
Hopefully we'll be back to doing things normally within seven months rather than seven years (seven weeks is a bit too much to ask, I suspect), but after today's event I've got a bit more of an idea about how this must have felt; doing an event with no idea about when we'll be doing this again (which could still be Kooyoora next Saturday) or when we'll see everyone again.
Would have liked to sign off, if this is a temporary sign-off, with a decent run, but this was a struggle until my body started functioning properly about 20 minutes again (on another day I might have come back after the first few controls, but I wasn't going to do that today even if I had to walk around). Probably at my best in the section from 9-15. A tough course, with most of it in the low-visibility area (Borhoney Ghurk has a lot of post-fire regrowth) and quite a bit of mining detail, but the only major time loss was 30 seconds or so on the vague knoll at 16.
Course 1 had a relatively faster course (essentially they had all our slow bits plus 3km of fast open stuff), but Aston's time was still spectacular and does nothing to disabuse us of the idea that he might add to his tally of JWOC gold medals, if he gets the chance to do so (not something I'd be especially confident about).
Second successive 5-hour week (and third in four). Baby steps...