Orienteering race (Maretlwane) 50:56  *** 5.2 km (9:48 / km) +200m 8:13 / km
ahr:160 max:176 spiked:7/13c shoes: Inov-8 X-Talon 212 Blue
Gauteng Middle Champs
Maretlwane - 1:10'000 and 5m
Shocking run, one of my worst in years. Didn't feel good about any controls afterwards. Finished 4th behind Brad, Eugene, Mark C. About 10 mins of mistakes, which would have put me 1st, but everyone had mistakes. Didn't get good contact and understanding of the map.
First mistake to #1, took a bearing and aimed left intentionally, but seem to have ended up right anyway. So lost 2 mins running the wrong way on a track. Didn't understand the map at #2, #4 and lost time. The stinker of the course was #7, but I got lucky here, running straight into it after taking the eastern route choice which not many others did.
At #9, was standing below wrong cliff for a few secs. At 12, map didn't make sense and I was weaving and scanning for the control for near 2 mins before seeing it. At 13 I went straight past the control as I wasn't expecting to see it where it was hanging. Poor control description of it. 5 mins lost at this last control.