Orienteering (Hepburn Rogaine) 6:00:20  28.2 km (12:47 / km) +1201m 10:32 / km
shoes: La Sportiva Ultra Raptors
With Thor. 1st women (by 750 points), 3rd overall. 1640 points.
Amazingly nice weather today, if anything a bit too warm for a rogaine. Did our planning a bit late as Thor and Jon had to stop to assist at a road accident (no one hurt but by the sounds of it a bit shaken up), and it was made a bit trickier by the couple of controls taken out by the planned burn - less than yesterday when they took out the whole north west of the map.
Planned a course that went round in a south eastern loop, north back almost to the hash house before a western loop - kinda like a butterfly...
Started not so well with me turning my ankle just getting to the road and then running past the first control. Thor said we'd gone too far but I couldn't believe we'd gone past it so then we had to go back past a line of people then turn round and go back past them again.
All pretty non-eventful for a while. Running with a burn in the bush next to us (there were flames) was a bit disconcerting but nav was pretty good. After 3 hours started making mistakes. Took an unmapped track in our favour but then I managed to convince myself and Thor that we were going for the wrong gully (we weren't) so wasted some time there. Wasted a bit more time getting myself stuck in some brambles, and then after the road managed to get distracted by beehives, pick the wrong gully then convince ourselves we were too north, when in actual fact we were too south and ended up doing a bit of a loop. Those 2 mistakes probably costed us being able to get an extra 70 on the way back (which would have put us 2nd overall). Final mistake trying to work out what was out of bounds coming out the blowhole. Did exactly our plan though.
Ended up 20 seconds late after legging it round the oval at the end.
Fun day out but I need to learn when to concentrate more (and get more sleep).