orienteering race (WMOC sprint final) 17:46  3.2 km (5:33 / km)
shoes: Asics Nimbus 19
Arena; Christiansborg palace, which is the Danish parliament. Start: the far end of Christianshavn, so my course didn't get the interesting rampart-gardens. In fact it was fairly straightforward although with a couple of decent left/right route choices. I ran as hard as I could but unfortunately didn't notice that it's not possible to get up the stairs to the road on the southern side of the bridge (currently blocked off as a construction site, and the map does show this, but I had just made an assumption that bridge access would be equally valid from all points) and so the 20 sec required to backtrack to the north side were enough to drop me from 19th to 24th, which I was a bit sad about, but then I realised that I'd probably equally lost that time while waiting to get through crowds/dodging around people. And now that I've looked at the splits and seen that the legs where I had higher placings were the ones where I'd actually noticed the traps (also on the last control where I just looked up & could see it from at the one before) I feel a bit better, especially since unlike last year, I hadn't specifically trained for sprint...
Warmed down by jogging with Blair when he went to the start, then walked casually back along the waterfront getting rather sunburned in the process. After the presentations we went in search of proper coffee, ice cream and mermaids (I always feel a bit bad that the poor dear is overwhelmed by the crowds of humans) and explored the Castellet (star-shaped fortification with moats), from near which it was possible to catch the one bus all the way back to our accommodation about 6km west of the city, in time to get scrubbed up to go out for dinner at my favourite lakeside BBQ restaurant with Kirsten & Bo and other current/past South Aussies.