Orienteering race 1:48:50  **** 14.3 km (7:37 / km) +550m 6:23 / km
ahr:173 max:182 (injured) shoes: Inov8 X-Claw 275
ACT Long Champs at Glendale Crossing. With the achilles recovering quite well, I thought I'd come out, warm-up, and see how it went, thinking that getting around half-way would be an achievement. As it turned out, the achilles felt okay for a long time, only starting to get sore late in the race where there was little alternative but to finish. As runs go it was a bit mixed. I lost a couple of minutes at #2 with the invisible track, then had a reasonable series until the first green control which I mucked up in the circle for another 2 minutes. Had another good series of controls through till #18 then I just got a bit shabby, no big individual mistakes but lost a few minutes over about 6 controls. Then when we got out into the open again, I wasn't pushing like it was a race.
I enjoyed the green stuff for a while but eventually got sick of being scratched up and running into things. Got a stick in my eye and despite washing it out had a ~7mm length of stick pop out from under my eyelid on Monday morning!