Glendasan LL Brown
Another middle style course, a lovely course, and good little last o training before next week. Rough & tough terrain, and technical navigating.
Started out quite scrappy. Bit hesitant on #1, and then a bit too rushed out there and not reading the map, leading to a couple of 30s mistakes.
#2 30s - crossing the river and climbing into the quarry thinking this was control location
#3 30s - not understanding it quite right and being too far right.
#4 20s - little low and not looking up enough.
Got into it a bit more from then, and had a bit of a feel for it. Started flowing better and reading the map better. Still had a poor route on 7 (stayed low on track and then climbed), looks like the guts of 1min on that, which surprised me a little.
Had a nice plan and fluid to 8. Battled up 9, hard to keep full contact here as was vague enough, but got the right spot.
Still some issues, a little rushed around at times and not reading the map enough, so very hesitant on 12 & 14, with a lot of ground-to-map going on.
Finished strongly enough except for near drowning in the water pit to the last and being stuck for 20s.
Overall, happy enough to find some flow and to nip ahead of the others with a few guys there. A lot to take away though and be mindful of before next week. Was relatively cautious on a few descents and there won't be much room for that next week, but fluid and that once I had a solid plan. Quite positive to be up there on the two major climbs too.