O - competition race 46:22  4.07 km (11:23 / km) +63m 10:34 / km
Nice run, pushed after I saw the early controls were laid out in a line and pretty easy. Figured times would be fast. Bore R coming out of 4 to intercept the trail, but too much and grazed past it. Cut L when I crested the hill, but the extra run cost me a minute. Then very fast and true until 12, when I didn't climb the final hill soon enough and went well past R. Saw the fields and reset seeing the corner of the stone wall, but that was 4 min and cost me 1st.
Picked up a shadow around 5 who stayed back behind me all the way to 12. Annoying and a little distracting. From splits, guess it was Hannah, who ran the fastest time on brown. Looks like she peeled off when I screwed up 12 and got the control and finished.
Happy to run strong in the woods, making progress.