Day 2 of the Big 5. Dullstroom urban middle distance event on 1:7'500.
Had an earlier start today, still very hot conditions though. Made a route choice error coming out of #2, should have stayed on the main road. Got caught in a fence after #3, but caught Ant on the way to #4. Had a poor plan to #5. Wasn't paying attention, so had to turn back for the gap past the construction site. Then slow into the control, allowing Ant to gain some ground on me. Next problem at #7, where I didn't attack the control straight from the fence corner. Managed to get across the long leg without feeling too tired, so felt in good shape for the more technical second half.
I was spot on for #10 & 11, which was a good confidence boost. Also got sight of Michael en route to #12. Unfortunately didn't catch him and he pulled a bit away over the last 2 controls. Only other problem was to #14, where I should have stayed on the tracks.
Happy with my run and surprised that I was first South African. That shouldn't be happening on this type of terrain. Taivainen won, a good 9 minutes ahead of me, so 1.5 min/km faster.