Teering race 19:03**** 3.46 km (5:31 / km) +23m5:20 / km ahr:147 max:160 spiked:22/28c shoes: Mizuno Wave Rider 21
West Deakin Offices. Ran pretty well, but still finished 18th, 5:38 down on Fredryk. I was catching Marina from 12, and was just behind at 16 but chose the other way around to 17, lost 10 seconds. Got back to a few paces behind at 20, but again chose a different route to 21 and lost 20 seconds (the stairs were steep up, so I didn't end up avoiding the hill). This was almost exactly the same place I lost most of my time last year at the Sprint Champs. Didn't see Marina again, and made another bad route choice to the finish, up the questionable scarp, losing another 10 seconds. So 30 seconds lost from 20 to the finish - confirmed by the fact that I punched 20 two seconds ahead of Elye (after catching 4 minutes) and he got to the finish 30 seconds ahead. Hip surprisingly good before and after.
Running warm up/down 12:00  2.0 km (6:00 / km) +10m5:51 / km shoes: Mizuno Wave Rider 21
Teering50:13*** 5.9 km (8:31 / km) +153m7:32 / km ahr:142 max:172 spiked:13/16c shoes: Inov8 XTalon 212
Red Hill. Moderate1. Ok till 11 when I overshot amongst heaps of unmapped features - boulders, creeks, termite mounds. I was way too high and lost about 4 minutes. Then the hip gave out and was really sore from there. Too high for 12 and 13 as well but only dropped around 20-30 seconds each.
This was my 3rd worst run in the last 12 months. Since the Australian Long Champs I haven't come within an ass's roar of a Pink Ranking scoring run. And my other 5 scoring runs were in April-May last year, so I could be heading for a drop of 78 places to 208 by the end of May (below Cath).