"Wyangala Waters". Hard 5 / M55A: 3.9km, +180m, 19c. MP - punched #19 instead of #9. Only realised when I was nearly at #19 the second time. My time would have put me 11th/13 (29:07 behind Andy Simpson). Knee sore on the downhills. 19°C.
Mostly steep rocky terrain. Fairly open but light yellow / white not clearly defined on the ground. #1 - Straight, drifted a bit right, but OK. #2 - Bad bearing and hit WC too late to see the 3m RF (lost 3:15). #3 - Slipped right coming off top of ridge (lost 2:45). #4 - Didn't realise how far above the WC the boulder would be (lost 2'). #5 - Good option to follow the dry WC and climb at the end rather than stay on the rocky hillside. #6 - Straight. #7 - Uphill track to bend, down to WC, then up to boulder. #8 - Wrong side of trees (lost 4'). #9 - Must have had my thumb over the number "9" and could only see the "9" in the "19" where the "1" was on a N-S line. Didn't check the code because the control was exactly where I expected it to be. #10 - OK from my perspective. #11 - Contour. #12 - Main road. #13 - Used goat track to get to far side of green. #14 - Straight, slight up hill. #15 - Left side of hill. #16 - Followed edge of yellow to thicket. #17 - Down to road then angle into boulder. #18 - Straight up and over hill. #19 - Up hill. Déjà vu. #F - Road. Total time losses - about 12'. Best leg: #7 (5th/13 in M55A; 16th/39 in H5). Best pos: 11th/13 (#1,6,7).