Adventure Racing race (MD ARA) 5:00:00 
Not exactly sure of the time will update later when the results are up.
Leg 1(Running): Ran around with everyone else like headless chooks looking for the first control. Eventually headed up further where we ran with Jude and Jon. First swim of the day and it was cold! Found 1 and then decided we would swim again - ran along looking for an easier less blackberried exit to the swim and ended up running up a log, still got scratched to pieces. Next control and TA 3 were fine.
Leg 2(Paddling): Got to sit in the middle and navigate (less paddling :)) which was good. We got beached on one rock but didn't fall in which was good. Quite a long paddle really but we were fairly clean to all the controls. Very cold coming off the paddle.
Leg 3(Riding): On to the bike for a short ride before the first bike hike section. No problems with the control but coming down the hill Wally ended up in a rut sliding into the bush, luckily there was no blackberries. Got to TA 9 fine.
Leg 4(Running): Feet were still numb running out of the transition but ok. Missed the control on the knoll and spent a bit of time looking for it. Clean with the other two.
Leg 5(Riding): Back on the bikes for a few more hills, got the controls cleanly before the river crossing. Wal started with both my bike and his but then handed it back over half way across then running to shore and coming back to get it.
Leg 6(Running): Decided to get the 4 controls in the north worth 90 points and the 10 pointer in the south. Turned out to be a good decision. We were fairly clean given the lack of tracks that were on the ground but had a few issues with our last 10 pointer. Across the river and both Wally and I fell in this time, got our control and then back across the river again!
Leg 7(Riding): This was always going to be a tough leg. The first hill to the first control was awful - Wil seemed to have got a second wind and I was struggling. Another bike hike up a blackberried path which ended before it was supposed to. Went the long way around - now with the first men's team. Had some issues finding the fourth control but tRicky came in and found it which was good. Pretty buggered for the last ride back to transition.
Leg 8(Riding): Just a quick dip in the river again almost lost the bike! Lucky to see the track back to transition however the men's team followed us through again.
Leg 9(Running): Lucky last leg! Clean through 14 and 15 with Wal volunteering for the swim ;) had a few issues with 16 thinking a teepee we found was the obstacle. Luckily punched it just before the men's team and beat them over the line (but not overall due to the 2 min start gap).
Overall much longer and hillier than last time but I felt pretty good to begin with and while I got tired on the bike was fine running which was good.
I also achieved my goal of winning a new pair of shoes !