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In the 1 days ending Apr 19, 2014:

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  Orienteering1 1:09:29 2.98 4.8 255
  Total1 1:09:29 2.98 4.8 255

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Saturday Apr 19, 2014 #

9 AM

Orienteering race 49:29 [4] 4.8 km (10:19 / km) +255m 8:09 / km
shoes: Brooks Cascadia 5

Easter 3 Days - day 1 at Carwell's Labyrinth

After our Cockies Map and Pide night on Monday I had Lachy's 'straight is great' in the back of my mind and when I looked at the first leg I thought just go straight. I thought the boulder would be further down the slope but that wasn't a problem. My original intention on 2 was to follow the creek past the cliff line then climb but I crossed over the creek and the running was crappy so I climbed and thought I would run under the cliffs but it was slow so I went up through the small gap to the flat open above then just ran hard to the knoll SE of the control and down the slope. Straight on 3 then started going left on 4 for about 20m but stupidly changed my mind and went right around the hill and down the narrow spur to cross the creek. Up beside the watercourse to the big boulders and then I was planning to go up to what I thought was the small gap on the right below the control. When I got there there was just a cliff line and no gap! So I started tracking north under the cliff looking for a way up - missed seeing the one on the map and kept going towards 5. I then spotted a climbable cliff even if the map suggested otherwise and went up, then back to 4. I lost a couple of minutes on this leg but put it aside and got back to the course. Just straight and clean through 5 to 14 then got sucked right heading for the fence crossing and tried scrambling under the fence which was a bit slow. Was cross so ran a bit harder out of 15 on the flat and missed the start of the gully and was around the wrong spur before correcting so lost 20 sec. The rest was just running. A few less of the tiny legs at the end might have improved the course, but enjoyed it just the same.

Orienteering warm up/down 20:00 [3]
shoes: Brooks Cascadia 5

Good warm up but nearly missed my start group because OANSW decided to set the clock at the pre-start to O-time rather than O-time+6min the way every other event does.

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