rogaining race (Black Rock Rogaine) 12:00:00  39.0 km (18:28 / km)
shoes: Asics Kayano 22
SA Champs, NW of Peterborough. Wasn't totally enthused for a full-on 24hr, having been feeling a bit under the weather during the week (and just generally exhausted for months on end now) and since Zara had been fairly unwell not that long ago it seemed sensible not to push really hard, because we did want to enjoy the rogaine which Richard Sprod - and my parents - had put so much effort into organising; a pity that only 50ish teams came along, because it was amazing country.
Over 60 controls, and with the HH fairly central, meant that leaving it in any direction was valid so the planning revolved around which section to do first while we had the most energy and how to avoid being in really vague stuff during the 3hrs of pitch darkness before moonrise. Possibly foolishly, I never even contemplated the idea of a figure-8, or doing a running loop first up, because I felt as though if I came back to the hash house at any time then I would never want to leave it again...
In the end, we started out with the big bald hills in the NW, and even this section took longer than expected, partly because of some 'unforced errors' and also because I was feeling guilty about never letting Z stop for photos so we actually took a selfie at the trig point on top of Black Rock Hill!
By the time we reached the first water drop over the west side of the map at sunset I was ready for a nap, and as it was getting dark my usual 11pm mental slump came on, about 4 hours early :(