Orienteering race 30:41  5.8 km (5:17 / km) +240m 4:23 / km
shoes: Inov8 Race Ultra 290 Yellow/Bl
Summer Series anniversary cup in Blackman park
Great fun going head to head against a pretty stacked field. Unfortunately I approached it as normal summer series where you usually don't have to think too much and just run. Obviously not quite the case here so for most of the course I was in a mode mistake - catching up - mistake - catching up. When I finally broke away and was going from #12 in a comfortable lead, while I was reading the map and planning the last three controls, I managed to run off the trail and ended up going over the hill and bushbashing back down which cost me maybe 50sec? Toby punched #13 10sec ahead of me and I didn't find the legs, motivation (also didn't want to risk twisting my ankle 10 days before Tarawera) so finished 2nd, 5sec down on Toby.
Maybe 3 min worth of mistakes on a relatively simple 30 min course? Ridiculous.
It was good fun though and glad ankles etc survived. No I can start tapering. Bring it on Tarawera!