comments on the course?? Just wondering... you would have known beforehand but is it usual to have so many controls in an ultralong course? With most of the leg times being <6min ish I was surprised. I anticipated some quite long legs a la NSW champs recently. I guess it would have assisted in concentration but just wondering your thoughts. Pics make it look very runnable - good work on your minirogaine (training).
Well done on the NOL points - personal and team. OA hasn't updated them yet, but presumably Nomads are on the up. Could have been even better if Henry had run Seniors like he has all season.
Last year's ultra-long had 45 controls so I expected a lot.
Actually I don't train for rogaines anymore because rogaining is stupid. I prefer these events. You have to stay mentally focused for much of it, unlike rogaining, where you just switch off until you hit the next knoll with a control on top.
Simmo, the WA junior elites picked up top points in the ultra-long whereas we would (probably) have finished second in the senior elites if Wayne had finished. We wouldn't have improved on that even with Henry. Don't know where we came with just the two finishers, maybe third or fourth (Eventor just conveniently went on maintenance when I went to check).
As to the middle, well Henry's time counted in the seniors regardless because they ran the same course as us.
Okay we would have finished in 3rd if Wayne had finished (Vic and SA both ahead of us) but without him we finished in 3rd so Wayne's DNF didn't cost anything in points. Qld, NSW and Tas each only had one runner. ACT didn't bother to show up.
With Henry, well who knows? His average pace was good enough for 2nd but that's over 20km, not 28km. Plus it would have put him on about par with Simon Uppill, with me just behind Kerrin and Simon W 20+ minutes down on John N so still would have been 3rd. The Vics were too consistent, despite recording three DNF/MPs.