Run ((orienteering)) 19:00  *** 2.0 km (9:30 / km) +60m 8:16 / km
Felt somewhat better this morning and thought I'd at least try to go out, although I knew it was unlikely I'd do the full 10k M45 course (a lot of the masters courses were on the long side - 7k for M65, for example). However, given my body hasn't been retaining a lot of nutrients (or fluid) for the last three days, it wasn't surprising that I felt weak and light-headed as soon as I started to run (or attempt thereof). In this condition I thought the best thing I could probably do was do a bit of technical training on the controls in the detail around the finish, so at least I achieved something. Part of that something was making a bit of a mess of the last control, climbing up the wrong spur out of an erosion gully (at least this was a less visible misadventure than some of yesterday's last-control misadventures).
Some interesting results today, including first-time NOL wins for Patrick Miller and Mikayla Cooper - don't think too many people would have picked the junior women's top three of Cooper, Melhuish (T) and Lehtonen - and a personal-best second for Andrew Barnett. Unfortunately the two Finnish W16s who impressed in older company this weekend (Venla-Linnea Karjalainen's middle leg was important to the result of the Victorian W21 relay team) are both on their way home within the next few months, although talk is that we may not have seen the last here of Iida, at least.
The weekend might have been a write-off for me from an orienteering perspective, but even without participating, there are worse parts of the world to spend a weekend in (and the company was good, too).