Last ran here 12th February 2014 covering 7.2 km in 43:51.
Map is divided into two halves by a large bush region running up the centre.
Last time I went East first and did a large loop around the outside perimeter. This year the construction zone to the south made the eastern most part of the map "an island" so would have to be a long in and out to include these. So with 15 seconds to spare in the 2 minutes thinking time I decided to clean up as much of the West side as possible and then cover the remaining middle east part of the map in any remaining time (which ended up being 15 minutes). So majority of todays route was made up on the run - just decided to run to 2A from the start and then continue from there.
Route 2A 1D 2M 3A 1A 2K 1K 1G 3B 2J 1B 3C 1C 2G 1H 3D 1M 2L 1L 3E 3G 2B 1N 2N
45:42 and 7.26 km for 24 Controls / 44 Points (1 Point x 10, 2 Point x 8, 3 Point x 6) and late so -1.
I was going to drop 3G but elected to run towards it and decide what to do at the t-intersection. Either run on and back to 3G or go up to 2B. I was 37 minutes in at the intersection so decided I would probably be late as a result but the time penalty would likely be less than 3 points - which it ultimately was. Overall happy with todays run (pushing harder than last week since it "counts") and happy with the route choice.
Left almost immediately, so no socialisation, as I wanted to get 3 bags of pool salt from Big W on way home prior to them closing at 7 pm as part of continuing effort to get this house back under control.