Full from a late lunch so started very slowly, not a bad thing as the mist was down and the map was somewhat over simplified. Deliberately went high for 2, 3 and 4 to be on the safe side, things were going well and lunch had digested a bit so decided to push on a bit... Not such a goof idea on the first downhill leg, promptly lost 2 minutes!
Pulled myself together and was much better to the finish (the mist cleared at #7), though I wasn't reading ahead very well. Pleased to be in the lead but disappointed with the mistake - though much bigger ones were made by others. Overall a very enjoyable course and the mountain was in excellent condition with short grass and was surprisingly dry.
Trail run warm up/down 12:33 1.8 km (6:58 / km) ahr:119 max:132 shoes: VJ Supra 14