Rogaining race (Wandering West) 12:00:00 ** 60.5 km (11:54 / km)
spiked:31/38c slept:10.0 shoes: Salomon XT Wings red (2)
Smashed the first three hours of this event - we were already an hour up on our intended course after this time. Made a few small mistakes and one bigger one in the next four hours but did not drop any time. After that it all went horribly wrong and by midnight we were about 4-5km down on our course. I just could not walk on a bearing and Nicki's compass (less than a week old) was sticking and so that was not much help either. With some of the features (or lack of) involved it was not always possible to navigate by them so it was a pointless task. After our second 40min error I gave up on any hope of winning and we never ran again after about 10pm. Disappointing. Just before midnight my left shin decided to just about kill me and I only had two Nurofen with me so I ate one and my leg got better. It may have also helped to pick up my mood a bit later. I'll remember to take more in the future.
Distance is straight line plus some tracks we'd added in as part of our route but does not count wandering around in circles looking for controls.