Teering race (Easter) 44:43  **** 6.49 km (6:53 / km) +160m 6:08 / km
spiked:11/14c weight:75.5kg shoes: VJ Bold
Tundarri, Bri Glen. Day 2, M55, 5th.
A good start with the fastest split (2:23 on around a 500m leg). However, slow through the creek after that, with a definite wobble on 2 (-15 secs), losing about a minute on Key/Lawford over the next 6 controls. Then the first major route choice and I chose wrong by going straight line. I think right was faster - 10 contours up and 7 down less, but 300m extra. Lost 1:30 on K/L here so maybe 1 minute error? Slow on 8 and then the next route choice; straight again, wrong again. Could have avoided 5 contours up/down by going left an extra 100m (-30 secs). Went up the creek to 11, losing a bit more time (maybe 10 secs). Wayward to 12, hit the flag on the creek bend to the south (-15 secs). Wayward again on 14, had mistakenly thought the last control was different for several courses, when in fact it was the same and hung high (-10 secs).
So 2 route choices and 3 wobbles cost about 3:20 - still way off K/L who did 38.