This race was planned to middle distance standards.
Lyle Fleming planned a great Brown course :-)
It went straight into a series of 10 controls all max 150m legs in an area of well mapped clumps of Laurel and earth walls going at random angles.
It was an intense almost sprint like start.
I was pretty clean through this section maybe losing a minute in total.
Then followed a section through runnable forest and patches of thicket with longer legs - here i made my biggest mistake trying to locate a control on an indestinct path in green lost 3 mins here.
Then a long leg to a section north of the river, quite a steep slope of open forest and undergrowth. 10 more controls to the finish. In this part I was often wayward trying to run on instinctive bearings and not using the compass enough lost another 3 mins on 5 of these legs.
As it was a middle distance a went quite hard at this thinking I would have the legs for around 45-55 mins and was happy enough with my running form - a clean run would have been 47 mins.
Jack was just under 1 min quicker but was not clean either.
other than getting a poke in the eye going to 26 it was very enjoyable!!