Orienteering race 50:29  *** 7.1 km (7:07 / km)
spiked:16/23c shoes: Inov8 x talon 212 #2
NOY 3 at mt sugarloaf. really nice day when i started but miserable, cold and rainy when i finished. go figure.
cautious start and was hesitant for the first 3 controls, including pulling up way too early for 3, so some time lost there. got pulled down towards the track 5-6 and lost time coming up the wrong gully from the bottom. missed 8 a little, and felt slow to 10. nailed 11 which some people struggled with but on route to 12 i helped a lady who hadn't found my 11 and then kinda lost contact after that, so some time lost there. pulled south to the track on the way to 15 and then missed it, more time lost. went below the bigger cliff at 17 and it was all vines which was crappy and nothing seemed to make sense down there either. climbed back up and found the control along further, although thinking that the control was in the wrong place now i look closely. cautious for the next 2, then contoured around the rockfaces to 20, which was good but apparently straight was also good. just slow through the last few controls, felt tired i guess.
so a lot of little time losses and i didn't feel like i was moving quickly at any stage. scraped a 6 second win. although i feel 45mins should have been achievable today