Orienteering race (Sprint Champs - Woodhouse) 30:35  *** 3.1 km (9:52 / km) +72m 8:50 / km
Sprint champs at Woodhouse. This was kinda an urban bush sprint in a scout camp. When I removed the previous description from my control description holder I realised that the last time I orienteered needing a control description, compass and SI stick was at Margaret River Sprint the SW after Nationals 5 months ago. Hmmmm....
Still, I really enjoyed this! I ran the whole way, except for a really steep bit up challenge hill and mostly felt confident with my navigation. I had a bit of brain fade for controls 13 and 14 after running hard to catch Shannon and passing her to 12, I completely miffed the next two and was just behind her again at 15. I saw her taking the northern route choice to 16 and decided to run hard and take the southern route across the paddock and along the road. I must've put at least a minute between us here as although I then couldn't find the boulder in the green at 17 for some reason (brain fade after running hard again, I suspect), although I found the cliffs ok, and also was a bit hesitant to 21 which was hidden behind a tree, I still finished a minute or two before her.
Thoroughly enjoyed this and am now looking forward to some proper bush orienteering again soon. Hopefully I get some chance to practice before Easter!