O race 1:05:12  5.86 km (11:08 / km) +328m 8:42 / km
The Gib - a serious hill with lots of big granite, especially on the west side where we started. Red 3 course advertised as 4.8 km with 250 metres of climb. Think I got second in my age class with John S beating me by 4 minutes - his splits showed he did the long leg (6 to 7), which was just over 1.5 kms, about 2.5 minutes quicker ( I took 20 minutes for the leg) - it had a lot of climb at the start and was vague toward the end where I drifted a bit and needed the compass to even find the right broad gully. Nailed other controls but was often helped by other runners leaving as I approached - but you needed to be in the right area to see this as rough terrain and being on a steep slope can easily push you around and off course. Course was a nice mix of control picking in the boulders and then a long route choice either over the tops of the hills or via contouring wider along the slopes. I chose the former. Assembly area was again at the rodeo site (doubt there are any other maps in Oz having such facilities on the map) and walk to the start was 1.3 kms.