Orienteering race 1:39:44  13.21 km (7:33 / km)
TIOMILA!!! Such a fun race :)))
Ran the long leg for Halden 3, and had no problems at all making it under the 3hr time limit ;) Went out quite late so was catching slower runners all the way to the first control (and had a couple of very quick runners get away too :/). After that I was sort of in a pack for a couple more controls but for the rest of the first half I was either on my own or leading a pack...!!! so weird, never thought that would happen given how concerned I was about my navigation. Always took the wide routes which was definitely better for me, so sometimes some people followed me that way while others went straight. Somewhere around the half way mark or just after, I kind of got in a pack again, including Aislinn (funny how there was well over 300 people running that leg and I ended up with the only other Aussie) so that helped pull me along for the second half. Aislinn and I again always took the wider options round the hills, which got us ahead until we made a mistake on a short control. Then it wasn't much further to the finish and there seemed to be more and more people around all the time, before being able to out-run them on the last 3ish controls and into the finish which was all straight forward/ open.
Such a good experience for me, not many times when I have felt so happy in the finish chute and very relieved to have survived the long course. But thinking back, much of it was so fast paced and intense the race went very quickly for me considering I was out almost 100mins, but that's a good thing! Legs were dead once I finished too.
Spectating was also lots of fun (and stressful near the end) but our 1st team came third wooooooo!!!!