Orienteering race 52:21**** 6.16 km (8:30 / km) +205m7:17 / km ahr:165 max:177 spiked:14/16c
Easter 2011: Day 2 - Frazzled Again
11:03 AM. York. Burned 502 calories.
Course: 99 5.6 km 235 m
I was pretty happy with my efforts on this race. I picked up the map to be terified by one of those legs that takes you parallel to contours with no gullies or anything to count as you go past. Thankfully the vegetation was really helpful and i didn't really wobble from the leg and spiked the control. I was thoroughly in the lead to #8 but being hot and tired after the hill climb i really needed a drink. I found one at a random control i passed and contiuned on. Unfortunately my mind was going and a fell down the wrong spur and ended up 90* from the direction i wasnted right near the end of the leg. It was here i hear a horrible noise in the scrub which sounded remotely like Juffy. It was him and i had todart off pretty quickly as he had caught 4' on me was now leading over me. Thankfull Juffy made a few errors and i managed to hold the lead in the end of the course. So i was sitill sitting 3rd after the second day.
Orienteering race 47:04**** 5.66 km (8:19 / km) +200m7:04 / km ahr:168 max:180 spiked:10/12c
Easter 2011: Day 1 - Frazzled Begins
10:59 AM. York. Burned 475 calories.
Course: 99 5.1 km 205 m
The Mass Start! As it turns out the race wasn't black tie after all - silly me for wearing my suit and bowtie. We all lined up just a stone's throw from the toilets and raced up the hill to the first control. I was a little stunned, no one else appeared to push to the first control and i got there to win the split and the hearts and minds of the adoring public. Pretty soon i was passed by Juffy, and most of the faster people. The second leg was the long one and Juffy led them astray on a less than ideal route choice, while i was left alone to plunder the control. Despite me not having the pack to assist me i mananged to punch this control only a couple of secconds AHEAD of the pack, so my route choice stacked up. I lead for the next couple of legs until my legs decided the hill was too tough. I wobbled up the hill and fell way behind the front pack. The down hill leg wasn't so flash and i think i caught up Juffy and Sten (Juffys parasite for the day) as i saw them leaving the control. Then i chose the wrong route choice and took 2 others with me - Andre and Michael. The rest of the course was spent trying to catch up to Juffy and Sten but they were too far ahead. I finished in 3rd behind those two and was really quite tired after racing in my Tuxed-O.
Orienteering race 17:16**** 2.61 km (6:37 / km) +49m6:03 / km ahr:168 max:181 spiked:18/21c
Easter 2011: Public Prologe - Pre-Frazzled
1:58 PM. York. Burned 1631 calories.
Course: Long 2.5 km 60 m
What a blinder to start the carnival. I have not really ever been so happy about a race than i felt about this one. Finished in 7th place. Felt pretty strong despite the heat. Navigated almost perfectly between the controls and enjoyed the pace. At this point i would've said i was going to ace this carnival despite Juffy beating me by 56" i figured he must be tired for the rest of the carnival after that.