Orienteering race (SA Middle Distance O) 55:51  *** 6.0 km (9:19 / km) +170m 8:09 / km
13c shoes: Salomon speedcross 4
SA O Champs at Maretlwane. Frikken hot afternoon! Wasn't quite prepared for mid-30's. I really love this type of rocky bushveld terrain, but today was a bit of a shocker for me! Two big mistakes at #2 and #8. Was too far west heading up the hill to #2 and got drawn by another (un-mapped) quite distinctive rocky ground. At least 4 minutes lost here. All good from #3 to #7, then another 5 minutes lost at #8. Something weird going on with the map around here, paths and vegetation not adding up to what I was expecting, which completely threw me. Also lost focus too, as the heat was getting to me and my mouth was bone dry. 4th place in the end behind Nic, Mark C and Alex. No GPS track, as I didn't know if GPS watches were allowed.