Orienteering race 1:11:21  11.0 km (6:29 / km) +350m 5:36 / km
shoes: Inov-8 x-talon 212
Easter Day 2 - Long
Through the rocky, steep section first, which was okay from my end without being spectacular. Lost some time on #1, finding a knee high termite mound in hashed green isn't always too easy. Found 2-5 easy enough, and had chosen the wide route to the right for 5-6, which as it turns out was a bit slower, leading to the maxim of "there is no such thing as route-choice, only weakness". Now, after this we ran into the land that time forgot, but I'm quite confident my time and route-choice to 7 was pretty good, leading a bit to the right and picking up the track along the spur and coming down the gullies into the control, if being a bit under it when I got there. Now punching this and having my SI flash very fast was a bit disconcerting, but a quick old fashioned punch and I was on my way. Went to the left around the green to 8, which upon looking at the green was a waste of time, but again the lack of a punch means this weakness will go unnoticed. 9 and 10 were fine, and straight was the only viable option I saw for 11. I had decided that slightly left and following the same track I had in the other direction for 7 was the way to go on 12, and I felt like this was a good option, although we never will know that for sure. The control finally started to make some noise at the point, and from here to the finish pretty much it was a task of letting the compass flow through you. I was planning on going straighter on 15, but drifted a little left and hit the larger track, which wasn't too bad as I saw the broken man (Dad) it provided a pretty definite attackpoint into the control. I was really tired from here, but it wasn't too difficult and I pushed hard into the finish, very happy with my run.