Warm-up was identical course November 4th to last year.
Last year route 2K 2S 3E 2H 3D 1C 2J 2A 1P 2D 2C 3G 1A 1G 2L 3B 1E 2P 2M 2B
Last year 45:33 and 7.74 km for 20 Controls / 39 Points (1 point x 5, 2 point x 11, 3 point x 4) in 45:33 so -1
This year route 1M 2B 1D 3A 1L 2M 2P 1K 3B 2L 1G 1A 3G 2C 2D 1P 2A 3D 3E 2K
This year 42:41 and 6.43 km for 20 Control / 38 Points (1 Point x 7, 2 Point x 8, 3 Point x 5) so ended up with the same score in less km and less time!
I deliberately went the opposite way around and elected to visit 5 control sites I missed last year (1M, 1D, 3A, 1L, 1K - 7 points) and skipped 4 control sites (2S, 2H, 1C, 2J, 1E - 8 points).
However this year I got caught out by 2H forgetting it had to be an in and out via the street as I came up through the bush only to be greeted with the back of people fences! I probably could have made it but I chose the wrong bush track and didn't end up at the street entrance anyway.
Fitness level down on last year but managed to keep moving through entire course and felt OK at the end and in the hours afterwards.