Course was a little on the long side I guess :-). Glad you enjoyed it though. I expected you would do well.
It is certainly a relentless area, especially now the green has grown up a bit. I underestimated how much it would affect the speed. Of course controls in the green are super hard too.
You didn't mention the spiders. Perhaps I got rid of most of them when turning on the controls.
The water situation was unfortunate, especially with the warmer than expected weather. Caused no end of trouble on the planning side trying to work out what to do.
Great effort by Grace. Smashed it.
Yeah it was a ripper Eric, thanks so much! I loved how there were so many different styles/techniques required. Must have been so hard to gauge how long to make it. 13km doesn't sound that far... And on a cooler day with more water and a better-practiced field perhaps 90-95mims for the men might not have been so unrealistic for that course, but even then how would you know I'm advance?
Haha the spiders - I guess they added to the sense of adventure. Although getting a facefull of thick web every 200m did get a bit tiresome.
The water situation would have been much less of an issue had Easter taken place as scheduled (it was only 17 in Parkes on Easter Sunday last year).
And the relentlessness is definitely a factor. Even Kooyoora and Kangaroo Crossing have fast bits. (The men did have round-the-bottom options on a couple of the long legs, which the shorter courses mostly didn't).
Good work out there Craney, tough to watch the GPS to the 20th but some good orienteering out there!