Running 3:16:00  18.06 km (10:51 / km) +858m 8:46 / km
shoes: inov-8 212s
GMC B day 2 - 4th pair, 8th overall (does the legend that is Alec Keith count tho...)
Very cold and windy night was made better by 3 dinners, and a free beer (thanks phil).
Didn't think I was going to run until I kinda just got handed a map and that was it. Ankle was fat n very sore, and pulled a muscle behind my knee on the same leg. Also had a painful blister just all round not thriving
Tough slog up to 1 where everyone overtook us but oscar gave me food and a nice push up the hill:) good route choice to 2, but just really struggled on the terrain. The entire way to 2 was straight into the wind, and there was one point I dont think I was moving forward. They cut the course short by one control which easily took out 7-10km, so headed straight to 4 - again really good route I just couldn't get up any speed because everything hurt. Tom came past us and raced with us up the final climb to 4 but then dropped us as I couldn't pace it down the hill. 5-6 was another slog, taking the path the longer way round would probably have been quicker, but not even to catch up with Tom. Orienteering was paths all round which was good, and Andrew nailed the controls (I was just dead weight lol). Jenny and Susan absolutely smashed both days and beat us 50 mins, Tom and Alasdair only gained 20 minutes on us however.
Just pleased I got round this, hopefully everything is superficial and recovers quickly.
Turns out it's the last time I'm seeing Tom as he's moving back to NZ so it was great to race against him one last time.