Orienteering 1:47:00  8.5 km (12:35 / km)
Orienteering near Daylesford at Tipperary Springs on a cold, wet morning, with very slippery and steep conditions (plus added hastle of not being able to start until 10:30am leaving little time to get round and drive back to Adelaide). Overall navigation good, but getting over the terrain terrible. Slipped and fell on rock in creek and hurt myself (hip and wrist), plus had to use tracks to get from one end of the map to the other to try and save time, meaning I missed out on the navigation practice in the middle.
Start to 1: good. I was learning slowly how slippery the ground was.
1 to 2: good. Decided to go over hill but this was perhaps slower than going round the path, yet navigation was great.
2 to 3: good. Navigation fine but the terrain was really getting to me. Fell over in creek while standing still on solid rock. Awful. Climbed out and a bit shaken, walked up hill. It hurt.
3 to 4: good. Got on track and progress improved to the water point.
4 to 5: good. Went up spur and got the control ok, but heard some went lower and had trouble.
5 to 6: good. Found the depression ok and it all made sense
6 to 7: good. Big decision about whether to get quickly round using tracks or try the forest. Decided on the tracks since we had to drive home. Got a good split time!
7 to 8: good. I'd gone passed 8 on my way to 7 due to my unusual route choice so it was easy.
8 to 9: good. I decided to head over the hill instead of going back to the tracks and it was hard and slippery again. Don't think I gained any time doing this but got some bush in. Really really steep. Almost scary.
9 to 10: good. No major problems but was overtaken and sort of led in.
10 to 11: good. Exiting 10 going across creek was SLOW and the branches slippery and the sides steep, but found the little irrigation channel ok. Short legs and bearings must have been ok and they didn't hide the controls
11 to 12: good. More of the same. Just keep going.
12 to 13: good. Shallow spur. Was led in but was fairly sure of where I was anyway.
13 to 14: good. Just a jog to the end and I had in my brain where I would be coming out having looked at the finish arena. It helped!
Overall good navigation, awful running conditions. Leg surprisingly good apart from the new acute injury and my wrist also hurt! Might do me good while I rest up to get over this. Either that and I really loose it to old age!!