Run race ((orienteering)) 21:11  *** 3.0 km (7:04 / km) +70m 6:19 / km
Stage 3, bush sprint at Bruce Ridge. Continuing to get back to some level of running normality - although still a bit iffy uphill (in a fitness sense, not an injury one) and got to be in a decent race as well. Mostly fairly clean, except for an unnecessarily conservative route on #6 (avoiding an area with green and an erosion gully which as it turned out didn't need avoiding) and dropped 30 seconds or so. Ella Cuthbert caught me a minute there and we were dicing the rest of the way; she's significantly faster in open country but not in the thicker stuff (and had a couple of wobbles too). Also caught Ted towards the end; I thought he was coming back at me hard from the last control to the finish when I heard someone coming up rapidly behind me, but it was Simon.
We were starting next to the ACT Athletics Championships, where various 100-metre rounds were under way; I wonder if Ben Johnson still holds the ACT all-comers record? Like a lot of ACT all-comers records, it dates from the 1985 World Cup, certainly the highest-level athletics meeting ever held in Canberra, and possibly the most doped one in the history of international athletics. Marita Koch's 400-metre world record set there (which Cathy Freeman never got within a second of) still stands, and probably will for a long time to come (unless it's struck out).