Orienteering race 1:00:50** 11.66 km (5:13 / km) +278m4:40 / km ahr:162 max:172 shoes: Adidas Swoop Blue
WA Long Champs at Malmalling. Pretty solid run, lost about 40 seconds on 13 but nothing else of significance. Decided to push it hard today and not worry about my heart. Got really tired for a while around number 8 but tried to push the long leg after that hard and didn't feel too bad for the rest. Won by about 8 minutes which makes 13 WA long titles and 6 in a row.
Course was pretty easy, way short and seemed a bit familiar. Got the map out from an event in 2008 and found half the controls and about one third of the legs were nearly identical. The 2008 course also had a little pivot loop which was identical to one on the girls course today. A bit disappointing for a state championship.
Orienteering race 31:45*** 5.19 km (6:07 / km) +157m5:19 / km ahr:164 max:171 slept:8.4 weight:69.9kg shoes: Adidas Swoop Blue
WA Middle Champs at Malmalling SW. Good through the first 4. A bit off line to the left through the middle part of 4-5 but could see it from a distance. Approached 7 through the green instead of through the clearing which made it a bit hard to spot. Climbed a bit too much crossing the spur between 7 and 8, almost went much higher but realised something wasn't right. A bit hesitant on 11 and 12 but went pretty much straight to them. Saw the control on the boulder south of the last from a distance and ran for that but realised where it was before I got there so didn't really lose time as it allowed me to run with confidence. Overall happy with the run. A lot of features were quite difficult to see so I thought most people would lose some time somewhere. Thought my losses were small enough to give me a good chance of winning and so it proved. Best part of the run was having no problems with my heart.