Forest-O race 1:16:40  11.8 km (6:30 / km)
Day 4 - long
Brutal to start in the midday heat and think the dehydration probably affected me more than I realised. Same arena as yesterday, and not dissimilar terrain, so pretty speedy stuff and really tough hills when they felt mean.
Some brilliantly planned legs and some brilliantly terrible control sites, tree in a forest annoys me every time. Not sure how my route choices stacked up against the best guys, but plenty of misses, so it's not just my unfitness keeping me from the front of these races. It's frustrating and getting worse, knee not held as nicely by the compression band as it has been, also hit the deck and smashed a rock after choosing a path route specifically to avoid a sketchy looking decent, which was cruel.
8th in the end, should've been better but just not holding it together on direction and control sites