orienteering race 1:07:56  *** 9.0 km (7:33 / km)
spiked:10/16c shoes: Icebugs -
Great fun in Fish Creek sat am...had trouble with number 2 as I didn;t read the 10 warnings about the scale and kept going to the river early to be surprized my bank wasn't there yet! Hit it around same time as Clarence and sprinted him to 3...haha.
Good to 3 but slower, bobble on the way to 4 (missed the turn off on the trail and ended up running at breakneck speed in a circle back to where I started) where I saw Marion so already I am at least 2 minutes behind her! Could not remember where the allowed fish creek crossing was so ran (at lightening speed this time) to nearest bridge. Off to 6 & 7 - alas Clarence again (thus my feeling of speed)...from 7 to 8 hit the swamps and well, fell in! close to 8 I could see Clarence ahead running effortlessly in the tall long grass (read: I was not). Went past the trail to 9 and saw Clarence coming up hill from it thus no decision on how to get to 10 - down and back up. Lost Clarence until 13 - saw him high on hill. Decided he was nuts and bagged 13 and headed downhill immediately. Saw him again running path to 14 so angled ahead of him and pushed first. Naturally he pasted me going to 15 and all I had to do was "Keep up to Clarence" to the finish....Have I ever uttered more foolish words! Fun run and I made up my lost time on Marion (thanks to Clarence). My garmin said I did 9kms on this "middle of 7kms"