Orienteering race 36:45  ***** 7.0 km (5:15 / km)
BOC relay, last leg, 2nd place. I knew that I was in for a hard time when I saw Nails come in together with Dan to send me out close on the heels of a fresh-legged Murray. Sure enough we hit the 500m run out along a forest road and he was off like a rocket. I made up my mind to keep up with him at all costs and I piled into the forest, already well into oxygen debt, and missed no. 1 by about a minute. Fortunately so did Murray. We settled down after that and kept much better control. It became apparent that we had exactly the same gaffle (second year in a row at BOC that the top 2 teams have had the same course from start to finish - sheer incompetence) and I was trying to think of any way that I could make a break. I took a chance on a riskier route into the green and got a small gap, but Murray was back on to me in no time. After that I tried a few different lines and kept hoping for a mistake, but he ran a really good race and in the end there was nothing I could do to beat him!
Great to see 4 SYO teams in the top 8!
Running warm up/down 30:00  5.0 km (6:00 / km)
Really needed a decent warm up after yesterday. Feeling tired and a bit run-down after a very bad night's sleep.