Competed in a WRE in the Jura region, just across the Swiss border in France. Quite nice terrain for me, slowish running and quite technical. This terrain will be very similar to France WOC in 2011 (all forest races) and almost identical to Swiss WOC in 2012 (middle and long qualies, middle final). Therefore great opportunity for training for these.
I had a fairly good run, with no major mistakes. Ran well, as my speed is improving, but still a way to go. Finished 46th out of 79 finishers, giving me 790 ranking points, which was below what I was hoping for. A good time would have been roundabout 60 mins. Results
Took it safe to #1, going round on the path and loosing about 15s. Got into the map for #2 and spiked it. Hesitated short at #4, and first small mistake at #6. Had a good route choice to #8, although maybe the northern route was a tad faster. Slowed down 8 to 11 in some really slow terrain, lost some time here. Not the fastest line either to 12 or 13. Next few went better although once again I need to run straighter and faster. Small error to 16. Aced 17 and then straight forward to the finish.
TE 5.0, Epoc 320, 1010 kcal.