Orienteering (bush) race (Easter day 1) 47:31  *** 5.1 km (9:19 / km) +230m 7:36 / km
spiked:18/22c shoes: Salomon XT Wings asphalt/yello
Carwell's Labyrinth; 1:10,000 5.1km 230m
No GPS today since its a WRE so it makes the average pace look a bit shite. Nice, open terrain today with complex rock detail along the edges of the rather steep gullies but that was pretty much where it all was. I managed to balls up the first CP again today but I don't know how since I went over a cliff and it should have been in front of me but ended up being to the right, where there weren't any cliffs mapped.
Spiked the second then stood on a cliff above the third wondering where it was when it was right below me. Silly git. Nice and clean through the next four then a bit off to the left on #8 but corrected, then clean through the next three. I was struggling a bit on the climbs out of the gullies since I currently have very little fitness going for me.
#12 I did everything right to get to it, looked for the cliff sticking out further than the others and went to the right of it, only to end up at the wrong cliff further right from where I though but I thought I was left so went more right before realising so had my biggest time loss there of around three minutes.
Had a few other elites pass me between 12 & 18, almost stacked it on a low wire fence on the downhill run to the river just before 15, don't know how I avoided smashing myself up - momentum I think. Clean through the relatively easy controls near the end although slower than I would have liked. Left hamstring was pretty sore by the end.
Happy with most of my run although cost myself about five minutes all up - #1 and #12 being the worst. At least I've scraped myself from near the bottom to further away from the bottom now so that's a positive.
Plus I beat Blair. Oh yeah.