orienteering race (NOL sprint final) 18:53  2.9 km (6:31 / km)
shoes: Asics GT-2000
UNSW @ Kensington, which was rather fun. I warmed up up the hill on the road outside so I knew what to expect from the stairs, and actually they didn't seem too bad. From the start there wasn't much thinking time and I managed to read ahead quite well, I thought, taking the more straightforward left routes to both 7 and 8, although on 8 I then thought I'd better not jump the corner of the garden bed (even though it turns out the map would have allowed me to). Punched 9 just after Phoebe and then confused the crap out of myself on the very short leg to 10 - after I'd gone down the indoor stairs I suddenly didn't know which alleyway I'd popped out into, but a panicked look at my compass and reorientation of map got me back on track pretty quickly. Not sure if I took the best route to 7; Katelyn belted past me & WATash here then I was hesitant about crossing the garden bed on the exit from 13 so they both ran away from me and I spent the rest of the race trying and failing to catch up to Natasha. Good course, kept me thinking, and I ran ok but assuming I only lost about 30 sec on hesitations and garden-bed avoidance, still think I'd like to be able to run a minute faster by Easter.