Orienteering Forest 1:29:47  12.0 km (7:29 / km)
COC Long. Mind blowing terrain in the Carcross Desert. Difficult first part of the course in the sand hills, then a section of more "traditional" forest terrain. Clean but slow up to control 14, then missed the obvious route choice to 15 along the trail, followed by running around in circles close to the control. Lost 3 min here. After that came one of the most exotic legs in my orienteering life, climbing up a massive wall of sand. 3 controls in the rocks and then back down the sand wall. Was basically clean for the rest of the way home. I did not fade in my running towards the end, but the pace was never super fast anywhere out there. Margins on my side again and was able to defend my gold from last year! Robbie was 47 seconds behind and Mike was 1 min behind.