Orienteering race 47:38  6.5 km (7:20 / km)
shoes: x talon 190.2
So close and yet so far...
Took off a little conservatively through the spur gully stuff at the start of the course, but hit everything really cleanly.
A little scrappy through a couple of the really short direction changing legs, but it seemed that lists of others were too.
Super annoyed to drop time at 16 after a long paddock run, when I failed to identify both my attack point, and the separate line of rocks that contained the control, but it seems many were worse here, as my split was still mid-pack.
Face planted on a fence that I didn't see coming out of 21, but was holding it all together pretty well through to the spectator control at 23, although feeling a little hot and bothered by this stage. Sitting in 14th.
A little scrappy in the circle at 25, got 25 OK, then had a total brain fade heading to 26. Missed the obvious route choice, didn't keep good track of my direction and distance and pulled up short, punching a wrong control. Only realised it was wrong as I ran out of it, then after hunting for 30 sec or so, decided I may have looked at the wrong description, so ran back to the control to confirm. Definitley wrong. Headless chook for a bit, before calming down enough to relocate on some rock on the creek nearby - except that I misidentified which bit of rock I was at, and ended up in the wrong spot again.
Eventually wandered my way back to 25 and ran the entire leg again. 5 minutes in the bin and a good run ruined. Finished it off by dropping another 30 seconds running to the wrong last control, but didn't really care by then. Finished in 25th.