Orienteering race 1:22:45  **** 8.9 km (9:18 / km) +270m 8:04 / km
Australian Long Champs on "Amiens".
I love this kind of terrain and was looking forward to today's course. I got control 1 without problems but didn't do c2 that well, bouncing off the road to the right and then heading back in too early thanks to an extra track. Lost about 1min. From there the legs got harder, particularly the long legs in the Cascades section, but I paid close attention to the map and made my way fairly smoothly around the course.
I had just punched c11 when Jo appeared, which was a little demoralising as I had been travelling well and she had started around 12 mins after me! She had two passengers and they were all properly pushing, and ended up 1,2,3. My concentration wained a bit after that and I dropped some seconds on two short legs near the end. I finished 4th, which, now that a little time has passed, I realise was still a decent effort.
It was a super fun, super challenging course and I'm glad I got to run it. I also realised when the three ladies ran through me that I hadn't actually been racing and would need to lift the pace in the Middle.