Day 1 Pittwater Dunes
Superb assembly area on one of Australia's most interesting maps with lovely weather for running.
First day of a now almost annual reaquaintance with dune terrain. Middle distance in the most challenging part of the map- the open end of Pittwater.
Only one locational error on control 2. This cost me cost me 70 seconds. Main errors were route choice.
S-1. Took the wide track option to be super safe. Should have gone more direct along the veg boundary. Probably lost a couple of minutes.
5-6 Went out to the depressions next to the beach as they looked to be a hand rail right to the control. But the marram grass was thick and high and really slow. Bailed out back inland. You can't tell this from the map. Local knowledge would have helped. Lost 2-3 minutes.
Main issue was speed. I think its clear I have cracked a rib. It doesn't encourage hard running.