O - competition (Billy Goat) 2:37:48  13.0 km (12:08 / km)
Started well and ran good through #9, skipping #5. Ran trail to #10 and overshot, dropping low; lost 4 min. Cut low across to #11, touching corner of golf course. With added climb, lost 6 min. Cramped crossing stream to #18, then went L at top of reentrant and searched wrong area; lost 4 min. Made up 2 min by pushing hard through end of course, but probably lost 3 places by last mistake.
Had a packet of energy honey that I took at about 1 hr instead of my normal gel; made me dizzy and may have led to cramping at end. Will have to get a box of power gel next time I get to civilization.