Easter Relay Distance
After a few nights of freezing cold camping, I was surprised to still be feeling ok on the Easter Monday. However, I was didn't feel like I had a lot of strength left in my legs, so I wanted to look for flatter track options where possible.
The course was great for a chasing start. I noticed that we had individualised control descriptions, so this hinted at some butterfly legs. In fact, we had to sets of butterflies on the course to avoid big groups on the reverse chasing start event. This should be encouraged for all future Easter chasing start races.
I started conservatively. I took the track route to 2 and planned ahead. Rob Baker almost caught me 2 minutes. This triggered me to put my foot down, and I was able to hold him off for the rest of the course, and even pull away near the end.
I was careful not to make any mistakes in the rock, and I managed to get away with only a 20 second error at #3.
We stayed around for the presentations as the rest of my family were all receiving awards. It did drag on for a long time though. I am sure that I got through them much faster last year at Bendigo.