A nice lead over second place :)
Thank you, Ross. When I started in orienteering 19 years ago, I felt that it was a purely intellectual exercise, in which the key factor was some sort of innate talent. Since then, slowly but surely, I have moved to an entirely different point of view: that the key factor in orienteering is daily physical labor. I attribute the fact that I have been doing better at orienteering to this change in mindset.
RouteGadget of the meet suggests that it's possible that Patrick would have beaten me had the course been shorter: it looks like I didn't recover enough from my error on control 1 to catch up with him until control 4. Then, it looks like he caught me as I was bumbling around root-stocks near control 8.