Orienteering race (Macey gets a tow) 1:42:56  13.0 km (7:55 / km)
shoes: Inov8 x talon 212 #4 (blue)
Aus Long at Amiens/Cascades North. First time at Cascades and took me a while to adapt! Very cautious and slow for the first few but got them ok. Started to get into the map around #5 but then had to reset once I crossed the road into Cascades! Map styles seemed a bit different. Caught Tane 3mins at #7.
Going to #8 Tane went straight and I followed. Definitely wouldn't have had the confidence to do that by myself (I would have gone wide left to the track) but we got there ok, with Shep catching me 6 mins at #8. The 3 of us missed #9 then were together to #11, where Tane dropped off. Shep then towed me all the way through to #16, where we picked up Rob. I'd planned to have a drink and gel at #17 but got carried away and didn't. Once we got to the pine Shep and Rob left me behind, although I kept seeing glimpses of them every now and then which I didn't expect. Hit all these controls fairly well and was surprised that when I punched #22, Rob appeared and punched it right behind me! Rob and I ran to the finish together although I had a bad bearing to the last and we lost a minute or so there, which ended up costing me a place.
Ended up 12th, at the rear end of a close pack up to Barns in 6th, about 6 mins ahead. A good result for me based on my current non existent form, although a lot of that came from being able to run behind Shep for a large portion!