Orienteering race 23:26  4.33 km (5:25 / km)
shoes: Adidas Adizero Pro
SA sprint champs at Waite.
Drinking beer for 11 hours yesterday was probably not the best preparation for this, but still felt ok in the morning. Very hot and humid, so glad the starts were moved an hour early to 9am. 2 laps of the car park as warm up and I had sweat dripping off me.
Felt slow for much of the race and couldn't seem to get any pace up, even on the long straight roads. Went the wrong way to 1 after watching Dante and Nick both go that way. Found it hard to read the tracks on 3 and 4. Caught Nick 3 mins at 15, which I didn't expect, then lost him to 16 on better route choice. Caught Dante 5 mins at 18 and didn't see him after 20. Went the wrong way around the building 18 to 19, thought there was a gap to come in from east at 19, but wasn't. Clean through the bearing legs in the trees at the end. Pretty happy with the run, but should be faster than that.