Orienteering race 2:16:08  *** 11.4 km (11:56 / km) +415m 10:06 / km
spiked:18/22c slept:8.0 shoes: Inov8 Orocs
Big 5 day 2 - Battery Creek, 1:15'000
Navigation wise a good race. Physically I felt pretty bad.
Legs were already feeling heavy on the climb out of control #3 but caught Zig at #4 and Tania at #5. Running with them disrupted my concentration a bit and I messed up #6 and #7. (1:40). Pushed a bit too hard trying to keep up with Tania when I caught back up and didn't drink enough water at #9. Started feeling sick on the way up to #12 but was happy with my route choice as I got there just behind Tania. Navigation was solid for the rest of the course so I managed to stay in contact and even sneak away from Tania and Elin at a few controls into the finish despite barely managing a jog.
Felt destroyed at the finish.
Nutrition wasn't great. Ate 2 race food nougat but they were a bit difficult to get down and too sweet (only ever tested them cycling). Also didn't drink enough water at the first water point.
Ended up 4th, 2nd South African. Marika did 1h45