Orienteering race (Hogsback Ultralong) 1:43:15  9.3 km (11:06 / km) +492m 8:47 / km
A lot of hesitation on control 1, was a new part of the map and didn't want to mess it up. Wasted a lot of time on control 2, didn't go far enough and spent a while looking around an earlier reentrant, eventually worked it out.
Meghan caught me on the way to control 3 but she overshot the control and I got it and managed to open the gap up again between us, didn't see her again.
Control 4 was really good, had caught Jess. Unfortunately got my foot caught on a branch and smashed my knee into a rather hard, and large rock which left my knee throbbing for the remainder of the course and most of the weekend.
Control 5 went really well too, was clean with the nav and just tried to push through vegetation quickly and extend the gap between me and Jess.
Control 6 and 7 were just silly route choices, cut off the track too early and ended up pushing through more green than originally planned.
Control 8 didn't have much to it, was just straight up the hill.
Control 9 decided I was tired of going straight so took the longer route choice along the track and down the hill. Was able to pick up the pace quite well, with a tail wind down the track. Unfortunately I had wasted a bit too much time getting myself out of some nasty thorn patches.
Last couple controls were just very physically draining going through the marshes and by that point I had fallen too many times, had a nasty ankle roll at #10 and was just wanting to get back.
Wasn't a great result.... mentally I probably wasn't fully with it but there wasn't much I could do about that.
Physically I didn't feel too bad.