orienteering race (Blackwood score) 2:58:13  26.6 km (6:42 / km)
shoes: Asics Gel 2160
Thought I'd better do some nationals rogaine practice with Mark, since despite having been friends for something like 21 years we've never actually rogained together. (He announced that he'd had pasta for breakfast - my sort of guy!) Anyway the map was 1:15 000 covering all of Blackwood/Belair/Glenalta/Hawthorndene/Craigburn/Sleeps Hill and we decided not to do the quarries even though Simon had said "start north" - but then Simon was intending to clean up!
Not sure if it was the most efficient route, but definitely steady - and you are always slower with a pack on. Headed S across trainline, up Magpie Gully, Coro Station, down into Craigburn, up & over to Frank Smith Park & Blackwood Forest, past the Uppills', up & over Main Rd, down Rosella past scout hall, up to & down Laffers, past Pinera station to scout hall on about 2 hours, so we definitely ruled out the quarries and got the ones down through Grevillea way and at then bottom of the big cliff by the trainline, then up past where F&T used to live, down Wilpena to Eden Hills station, up to Shepherds Hill Rd, and we had 7 min left so got the one in Blackwood High.
Could have been better to go down through the quarries first where there were an extra 340 points which Simon got which we didn't - and then to leave out lower points through Craigburn, but I don't suppose it matters since he was the only person ahead of us (significantly so).