Rogaining 5:50:00  25.0 km (14:00 / km)
Rogaining at Hepburn Springs with the very charming and very fit Ian Herbert. Ian said he just wanted to walk, but l knew l was in for trouble and should have worn O shoes (rather than light boots)when l had to run to catch up with him as we left the hash house (we were the second team out the gate), and that pretty much summed up the rest of the day. Fortunately he slowed down around half way and faded a bit on the hills and in the thick areas of blackberries along the creeks.
We were 1st in super vet mixed, and second in vet mixed. I'm not sure where we came overall, but an adventure race couple (she didn't carry a map) cleaned up the course in 5 hours. We would have done much better if l hadn't looked at the map, and possibly much much better if l also hadn't carried one, and just ran. Maybe next time, but l would have to completely trust my partner's navigation. Only one blister (little toe) today.
It was a beautiful sunny day. A section of the course was unusable due to a planned burn, which they lit around 3pm.
Ian gave me a light beer afterwards. Post rogaining is the only time l ever feel like (or drink) beer, but it tastes really nice when you are exhausted, which is odd as it normally tastes horrible.