Teering48:46 5.29 km (9:13 / km) +117m8:18 / km ahr:138 max:165 shoes: Inov8 XTalon 212 green
Gumble Pinnacles, M65, 2nd. Better but still very scrappy in the green; lost a bit of time on most of the forest controls.
I really need a visit to Versailles. So I lost 21:40 in mistakes over the three days; the other contenders in my class lost less than 10 (except for Jeff who lost over 32 minutes). That's a really big head start to give away. The rot started on Day 1. Had I managed to avoid the stupid careless 45 second mistakes at either 6 or 7 I would have caught Ted 6 minutes at no. 9 and that would have been enough (Ted won overall and I was 4:37 down in 4th).
Running better too - 2 nurofen this time and the R calf, although sore all the time, didn't really restrict me. Not striding out though, even in the open.