Orienteering race 38:12  6.9 km (5:32 / km) +170m 4:56 / km
POM day 2 St Bartolomeu do Outeiro - "Long Distance"
Well this was a bit of a shock. Easy long first leg - a lot of path to start. Then slightly trickier approach into 2, gob smacked to see Clive - my 4 minute man - coming towards me trying to relocate. Then follow me as I confidently ( smugly ?) ran past the hill and spiked the control on the boulder. Clive proceeded to run away from me - tho I kept him in sight for a couple of controls, and it certainly spurred me on for the rest of the race.
No mistakes worth mentioning - it was pretty straightforward - not as easy as the model - but still mainly run straight on the needle, and read the features on the way. Very fast, and firm underfoot - able to look up a lot rather than down at the ground too much.
Chuffed to loose only 2 minutes on Clive over the last 2/3 of the race, and finish 2nd overall. I cannot recall the last time I beat him in a race - many years ago certainly.
Needless to say I really enyoyed the race - a bit of a shame it was so short for a "long" distance.
Also great to see a decent run from Ben on super-Elite and a "one stupid blunder" away from a really world class race by Megan.