Orienteering race 48:52  5.0 mi (9:46 / mi)
shoes: Innov8 X-Talon (3)
Big 5 Orienteering, day 1. Turfloop Nature Reserve.
M50L (same course as W35), 5.9km, 70m.
Not a very successful first attempt at orienteering in SA. The area was vague semi open and I took a while to work out the vegetation mapping. I also decided that my (Australian) southern hemisphere compass isn't reliable. Dodgy bearing meant I lost time at both #3 and #15 (total around 10 mins). Various other smaller mistakes and wilted in the 30 degree heat towards the end. Triple chicked by a bunch ex elites (Heather, Clare and Jenny). Hopefully things will improve from here on.
9th/16. Winner 39 mins.