Run ((orienteering)) 21:54  *** 2.7 km (8:07 / km) +100m 6:51 / km
Sprint at Ruffey Lake - a rather different venue for this than the last two sprint maps I've been on (in Singapore and China). Normally this would be quite straightforward but a maze section added some challenge, as did a complex picnic/playground area late. Trickiest bit was probably the first control, a tree without a lot of clear features to pinpoint it. Struggled with calf after 15 minutes or so, but both feel similar so it's hopefully just that they haven't fully recovered from last night's needlework. Frederic blew past me at the end.
Those of you who know me will know that I'm partial to a good incompetent/hapless criminal story, and one recently happened close to home in the form of an attempted burglary at my parents' place - the (female) would-be burglar scarpered once they realised people were home, but not before being caught on camera, which revealed (so to speak) that they were wearing, in addition to the gloves and carried screwdriver which would be tools of the trade, a bikini top, a G-string, a towel around the neck and nothing else (perhaps they thought this would make them inconspicuous in a beach area) other than a readily identifiable tattoo. Upon the video being played at the police station (footage which was probably keenly watched by some male members of the local constabulary), the towel was recognised as having been stolen in a previous burglary - it belonged to the local police superintendent (whom the alleged burglar had been staying next door to). Anyway, there was more than enough evidence that she was greeted with a "you're nicked, sunshine" (or the local equivalent thereof) in fairly short order, and will soon be treading the probably well-trodden path to Frankston Magistrates Court.