Orienteering race 2:13:12**** 16.64 km (8:00 / km) +204m7:33 / km ahr:146 max:160 spiked:20/24c
Badge Event - Mannawarra & Prelinna
10:12 AM. Flinders Ranges. Burned 1355 calories.
Course: M21A 14.7 km 380 m
Was in this for the long haul, and what a long haul it turned out to be. I plodded along at my special pace being passed by all sorts of orienteers and some of them even got to pass me twice! Had a bit of a wobble around 9 where i don't understand the detail on the map and lost my whistle and half my jelly beans through the hole discovered in my pocket at the start. Was pretty consistent up to 16 then the fad really kicked in and i struggled to hold my direction and even my map interpretation on the final legs. Really blew #21 which should've been an easy short leg near the end of the course. I even was out-sprinted by Erica D in the chute.... Despite this, I'm proud i finished this since this was my longest orienteering race ever i beleive.