Running warm up/down 5:25  0.74 km (7:22 / km) +2m 7:17 / km
shoes: Brooks Beast 16
Little warm up on the way to the start. Stopped jogging when the track turned uphill, but that's where I really warmed up.
Orienteering race (bush) 41:08  5.34 km (7:42 / km) +193m 6:32 / km
15c shoes: Brooks Beast 16
Middle distance state championships at Jumbuck Hill. Well, that was a surprise. I didn't have high expectations because I didn't think the terrain suited me well, but that was probably a good thing. I was happy when I saw the long first leg, because it gave me a chance to get into the map. Thought I saw Andre, who had started 2 minutes before me, coming out of #1, but the splits seem to indicate he missed it, which explains why I didn't see him again on the course. Caught up to Cameron, who had started 4 minutes before me, at #4. He went far left to #5, and while I took a straighter route it threw me off a bit. Lost a bit of time there. Some more time loss to #7 after I misidentified a rock face for a short while. All went well from there on. Didn't run very hard, but kept in touch with the map and managed to avoid any large time losses. It seems like going steady won the race, because I only had two fastest splits.
Had a short chat to Simon when I got back so knew I pipped him by half a minute, but didn't see the results of any of the others, because I took R out on the VE as quick as possible. When we got back, the presentations were starting straight away, and I still had no idea of the results until my name was called out. Nice way to find out.