Orienteering race (Rocky Valley) 1:29:10  8.4 km (10:37 / km) +660m 7:37 / km
shoes: Inov-8 X-Talon 212 Orange
Mountain Marathon at Rocky Valley (Laurentia South)
Most of the terrain was burnt which made it more runnable, but a lot of the course stayed on the rocky ridges.
Messed up #1 by punching #24 first. Then settled down into a good rhythm and got sight of Eugene (-9 min) going into #6. Was about to catch him at #9 when we chose different route choices to #10, me running north side of the ridge nad him going south and over. His route was about 30s faster and I missed the control, failing to see Eugene coming out. Lost about 1 min, then also missed 4 mins on #11 where the control was hung on a crag higher than indicated. A bit disheartened after this, but had a steady run through to 14 where I got within sight of Eugene in the distance again. Took the southern (off hill) route to #16 which gave me a better AP into #16, where the map was also wrong. Saw Eugene miss #18 and finally caught him at #21 where I had a good strong leg up the hill. I got pulled by Eugene and Andrew towards the north at #22 but corrected. From then on better again to the finish.
So 5.5 mins of mistakes on the course. Even with that, not good enough to beat Brad (6 mins), but I was running well, was strong on the hills and am happy with my improvement. Physically, definitely the best run of the year so far. Technically decent, but can still improve.