NOY race 55:58  4.4 km (12:43 / km)
shoes: Silva Piraya 1
HVC @ Wallaroo
My best run for a long time eventually turned sour losing about 8 minutes on the second last control.
I started late and hadn't intended looking at the times but the commotion at the results board about some unknown female haviing easily the fastest time pricked my interest.
It happened to be Tracy Marsh with most not knowing she was nee Bluett.
Her time of 42 minutes looked a real challenge.
After 8 controls I was looking at my watch (well Andrews 405 as I had forgotten to bring my new 405 so he lent me his) and started doing some quick calcks on estimated distance left. Only 2 controls to go. Easy. About 2.5 minutes to that one, less than a minute to the next and about a 3 minute run up the road, wow about 45-48 minutes. Not good enough to beat Tracy but surley competitive in the M50+A.
That's when it all went wrong. Found the rocky ground but got confused in the creek. Nearly ran down to the control but veered away and all up lost about 6-8 minutes. As MTBO_Fred said, I was very frustrated.
Apart from that I had a fairly good run especially considering my lack of training of any sort over the last couple of weeks.
Some people have said it was a bit thick in places but I loved the area. Sure low visibility and sometimes the need to run around stuff, but that is great as it slows down the runners. I never really had any times where my movement was impeded to any serious extent. Great area for me. Can't wait to go there again.
Thanks Denis for the mapping and courses. Once again excellent.
See some of you soon down south at Vic or even ACT and others at WMOC. If only I was fit. Perhaps towards the end I might be with all the events well be doing.