W Cape Long distance Champs.
Starts delayed by 50 mins, so I went out pretty close to midday. Thankfully, not as hot as previous day.
Lost about 10s at #2 (too far right) and 1 min to #24 (was heading for #26!). All other time differences down to micro route-choices.
Went out at a steady pace from the start, wanting to save myself for the second half. Felt decent and accelerated a bit to #8. Caught Jeremy (9 mins) at #11 and we ran together for a long stretch thereafter. This was good for the speed, especially on the downs where he pushed the pace.
We had a weird butterfly loop, for which everyone did the same order (?). Messed up here. Duh. Got away from Jeremy on the final hill. Finished strong.
First place. Mike and Brad next in about 6 mins behind.
TE 4.7, Epoc 238, 584 kcal.