2017 Victorian Championships, Middle Distance
Quite a good run technically, navigating independently and spiking all of the controls. I didn't feel strong enough in the erosion gullies though. I had trouble getting enough power to climb some of the steep slopes, often slipping backwards in the mud. It was frustrating to climb, slip down, and then have to climb again. I also noticed when Brodie came through me that he was attacking the forest much more than I was. I used to be able to do this, but it's getting harder to run some confidently in the rough terrain when your body is not as nimble as it used to be.
This was the main difference. Otherwise I was very happy with my run.
I was one of only 2 competitors out of 14 not to lose any time (according to the WinSplits algorithms). This was very pleasing in a complex area. The map was very clear (at 1:7,500) and the course setting made the most of a great forest for orienteering.