Orienteering race (Metro - Maylands) 44:23  6.74 km (6:35 / km) +115m 6:04 / km
ahr:164 max:173 25c shoes: Salomons XR Mission
Given it was towards the end of hell week training was feeling remarkably good. However post mortem reveals couldn't get into 4th gear let alone 5th so leg obviously more spent than I expected.
>3 hot on Rickys heels
>4 Ricky thought he had to Q... you should have seen how long I had to wait!
>5 overtook some, but yet another epic wait
>6 Field had begun to spread and was ok.
= completely botched my nav and stood around like a headless chook for ages here and still made wrong choice.
>13, 14, 15, 17, 23, 22, 21 Spotted Tash going onto oval.
>25 passed Emma going toward oval
>24, 26 Polly and Adam.
Feeling all pretty close but had some ground and moving well.
>27, 28, 12, 20, 18 Saw Rob behind me
>19 Tash came powering in, oh no I think I might be in trouble as still have detour to 10.
>9 Spot Rob getting it - DAMN IT
>10 enroute see Tash get 9 and head towards 8 - darn.
>8 see Tash at 2... dont think I have it in me,
>2 lifted a bit but Tash was already at 1.
Tash and Rob got in before me, to my surprise so had Emma. Polly and Adam had also pipped me by about a minute but they forgot to get there end stamp and time so ended up seconds behind me... BL
Bad run really, some shockers on my navigation and never really got into a rhythm or top gear - shame that was the way I closed out metro this year.
Course was a tad short long should have got all of them really.