Orienteering 2:57:13  12.0 km (14:46 / km) +680m 11:30 / km
shoes: Inov-8 X-Talon 212
Hogsback ultralong. I really enjoyed this race. I had been a bit worried leading in since I had been feeling pretty average all week and was coughing loads the night before.
Started pretty slowly and had to remind myself it was a race on the way to 1. Didn't have the best route, and had a rough introduction to the green... took the track to 2 and got it fine, but then lost 4 minutes on each of 3 and 4, mistaking the same re-entrant as two different streams... 5 went pretty well, though the climb was tough. Immy caught me here, and I was with her to 6. 7 I think I had a good route choice, but struggled with the running, and couldn't find the track in the bush, so lost time there and went to the wrong hill losing more time. 8 was fine, 9 I ran to wrong trees and didn't pay enough attention to my compass. I was stupid on 10 taking a straightish route which meant I had to contour through bush and steep stuff, should have taken the hill. 11 I changed my route because I didn't like the look of the canyon so went back a bit, but it wasn't too bad. The last few were just a struggle to keep going and push through the tussock.
Overall I am a bit disappointed with parts of my race, but I really enjoyed it and there are a few areas I think I did well.
Hurt my L knee on the way down the hill to 6, landing awkwardly on it. It was alright for a bit, but was sore when I was running to 9 and for bits through the rest of the race. It was quite sore after finishing, but put antiflamme on and it was okay later.