Orienteering race (Walker Fruitfrm Arboretum) 1:15:36 12.15 km (6:13 / km) +212m5:43 / km ahr:153 max:171 shoes: Inov-8 X-Talon 212 Blue
Walker Fruit Farm Arboretum 1:10'000 5m Gauteng Champs Long - M21E 10.4km 225m 28c
Used the SE part of the Arboretum map today with more bush and grassland with light rocky ground underneath.
Had a technical start before a few running legs, but then the high number of controls made it more technical than the Middle event, and we had less path running. Only a few minor mistakes, where I was slightly off line to #6, 7, 12, costing me only a few secs each. Caught myself going too far right on #9 early, as relocation would have been hard in the mixed wattle area. Went round 15-16 on the path instead of straight, costing about 15s. Went around to the south as well on 26-27, but it was a good conservative call as a straighter option might have gone badly wrong.
Although I was slower today and the Middle, the distance obviously helped and I finished 1st, about 15 min ahead of Garry M and then Nico.