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Training Log Archive: jennycas

In the 1 days ending Jun 2:

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  orienteering2 1:45:49 5.84(18:07) 9.4(11:15)
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Sunday Jun 2 #

11 AM

orienteering race (Woodhouse Sprint OY) 26:49 [3] 3.4 km (7:53 / km)
shoes: Asics Nimbus 24 black/green

Wallaringa's event today but I wasn't needed to help, so lingered at home until such time as it might not be *too* cold in the hills but even so, when I arrived it was 8 degrees and the parking attendants were wearing gloves and beanies. The longstanding Scouts' campsite has now been rebadged as Woodhouse Activity Centre, and there were quite a few campers whose tents we had to avoid, but nobody seemed to be going on the tube-slide today!

First time course-planning from Jess J was pretty reasonable, some good little twists and turns but no major route-choice legs (or maybe I just know the area too well from having set schools' champs here a few years ago) although I did make the choice to go around by the road bridge rather than wading through flowing Cox creek, on the second-last control.

2 PM

orienteering (Narrinyeri Hills) 1:19:00 [2] 6.0 km (13:10 / km)
shoes: Inov8 OROC 270 blue/orange

Figured I needed to achieve a couple of things this afternoon:
- reacquaint my feet with O shoes, which plan they were very unhappy to hear about;
- practice my compass bearings in low-vis bushy stuff, because that's what Broccoli Hill will be like.

Both objectives were achieved by going around the W35 course from SA champs which I set in 2020 when none of the Victorians could come. Legs were pretty tired by this end of the weekend but it was such a lovely afternoon - albeit a proper winter's day (we've decided NOT to camp on the way back from Port Lincoln) - and I failed to identify many of the numerous bird species which were tweeting and flitting around (presumably happy for some rain last week) moving too fast for me to focus on. I did get up close and personal with an Eastern Spinebill dining on mallee blossom though :)

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