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  orienteering1 1:01:00 3.86(15:48) 6.21(9:49) 139
  Total1 1:01:00 3.86(15:48) 6.21(9:49) 139
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Wednesday Aug 15 #

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Hamstring is still sore, so I'm continuing to rest it.

I really enjoyed Sweden. The terrain was great, and on some of the legs it was a real puzzle to identify any sort of attack point. It was a bit disappointing to be so slow on the final day, but overall I was pretty consistent, and no enormous mistakes like I made in the WMOC forest qualification.

It's funny reading the reactions of a lot of orienteers to the recent races, at the Masters or at the World Champs. It's pretty rare to find someone who is happy with their run, or their fitness. It's the nature of the sport, that none of us is happy unless it all comes together, even though that's pretty rare.

My Big Pink ranking has moved up to 197, which is 36 places better than at the beginning of the year. But the orienteering season is pretty much over for me. There's a Metro League, and then not much more.

Sunday Aug 12 #

11 AM

orienteering 1:01:00 [3] 6.21 km (9:49 / km) +139m 8:50 / km
ahr:156 max:178

Boxvale Tranway, Mittagong.

A bunch of sandstone cliffs for controls 2,3 and 4. got through those fairly cleanly, although I was struggling to read the map details. Then easy if vague gully/spur terrain through to #9.

Messed up #10 pretty badly. At the beginning of the leg, the terrain was greener than mapped. Got disoriented getting through that, then ran along a track to relocate. Then into the forest again, but as I struggled through the vegetation I started navigating to the top of a shallow gully that was not the one I needed. Bouncrd off the road, then missed the control on the first pass, before bouncing back off some wrecks. At least 5 minutes lost.

The rest was straightforward, although I did take advantage of a prior run on this map to avoid an area that is greener than mapped between 12 and 13.

Bruised the bottom of my left foot. More worryingly my right hamstring is quite sore.

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