Orienteering (Putting out controls) 1:41:54  6.66 km (15:18 / km) +150m 13:45 / km
Putting out all the far away controls. Enjoyed the challenge of trying to work out where to put the controls in the tricky stuff.
Orienteering 1:41:55  10.93 km (9:19 / km) +200m 8:33 / km
Waikawa - red loops 1 and 2
Course distance: 7.2 km
First loop started well with 1, lost a little time attempting to go straight on 2 before realising it would be much quicker going out to the beach. 3,4,5,6,7,8, 9 were all controls I had put out, though was running them in a different order so there was still a bit of challenge.
Going well until just after 9 when I was climbing over a tree branch and it slipped out my hand and whipped me in the face catching my eye. It was quite painful so I sat down for a bit and tried to clean the bark out my eye. Did what I could but it still hurt quite a bit, and was watering a lot which made it hard to see. There were only a couple of controls left on the long loop so I did those slowly, then between loops ran back to the event centre to get mum's help. She said there was nothing there but maybe I had scratched eye slightly so I got eyedrops and decided I wanted to do second loop.
Eye still watering a lot and a bit sore which was a bit annoying, and I managed to make a stupid mistake on the first control. The second loop was nice because I had only put out one or two of the controls so the others were all a new challenge. Fine through until 7 where the map had changed a bit from the wind and I stopped too early. Mostly happy with how race went aside from flicking myself in the eye.
Well down in the results but mostly due to the big time losses stopping to sort myself out. Pretty tired towards the end, especially in the soft sand.