Orienteering race (Day 3- Belfast Plantation) 1:30:00  10.4 km (8:39 / km) +185m 7:57 / km
The long event. Well... I actually really enjoyed the event today :) Normally the long events are a nightmare for me! The area was really well mapped. I was alone till num 11. And I hardly had any trouble with any of those controls. I was relaxed and was pacing myself. I caught up to Jess, Lisa and Zoe on the way to control 11 I had focused so much on catching up to them that I lost contact with the map. I lost about 1 min. I kept trying to get away from the group, so I would get ahead but then mess up the navigation. So i lost 30 sec at 13 and about 2 min at 14. I finally managed to pull away. I made a bad route choice to 19 - about 2 min. and a careless error in the circle at 20 ( 30 sec). I was expecting 21 to be hard to find so I took it super slow. Othe rthan that there were a couple of 15 sec errors, but nothing major. Overall it was a lot of fun, and not a physically demanding as I thought it would be. I think I shoud have started a bit faster. I was the 1st South African:) I don't know where I placed with the foreigners.