Orienteering race 2:12:00  14.5 km (9:06 / km) +350m 8:07 / km
shoes: Oroc 340
Australian long on the Golden Fleece. It was a much better day than yesterday and a nice short drive from St Helens to the event. A bit shaky into 1 as I dropped too low down the hill, maybe the 2.5m contours. From there was going steadily and hitting the controls pretty well. Went left to 5, which apparently confused jimbo enough to send him off towards 9. Got a bit off line after the first creek crossing then ended up in a bit too much green, although somehow came out in about the right place and headed up the hill to the control. Went out to the track to 6, which seemed to be about the same as straight as one of the girls who'd also been in the green with me took about the same time for the leg. Then a whole group of the girls including grace converged on 6 and there was a bit of a pack around the hill until I went down to 9. Back through the green to 10 where I saw mark gregson who'd started four minutes back from me. We took different lines to 11, then around 12, tim robertson and brian keeley came past. We got a bit of a tow to 13 then they gradually pulled away on the long leg to 14. I managed to find a deep channel of water here which was about chest high. Another queenslander joined us here and craney sped past. I went a bit high at 20 and lost the others but recaught them at 25. Mark cut across the white to 26 after crossing the river, while I went along the track a bit further then up the clear area, never saw mark again and it turned out he dnf'd after missing that control. Was still running OK at the end, so endurance is good, but lacked a bit of speed. Was happy with the way I read the map, especially in the tin mining, which I quite enjoyed.