Orienteering race (Mid Distance Champs M65) 1:02:29  3.31 km (18:54 / km) +53m 17:30 / km
shoes: Merrell Continuum
Long slog to the start - thought I might bail there and volunteer to pick up all the tapes on the way back. Had enough time to recover and set off with very conservative route choices, especially in the green stuff. Worked OK until #6 to #7 when I pulled up way too early and wasted a heap of time thrashing around halfway between the controls. Eventually twigged that the big, conical shaped lump of rock I could see through the scrub probably coincided with the grey surface with the red dot in the circle on the map, not the flattish bare rock that I fixated on. Rest went smoothly enough but very slow through the thick, rough stuff. Finished in my usual last place (of those who finished) - took nearly twice as long as Rob W's win. Nice work by Craig and Rachel in tough terrain, thanks.