M21E 13.0km 17th of 20
had a pretty much error free run, kept map contact through difficult bits, made decent routechoices for most legs - lots of direct routes.
I usually go out probably too slow for longer runs (long average HR 150, while mid average HR 170) wanted to push it a little harder to see how I could go, I felt good for 5-10 mins then felt like i struggled for the next 5-10, this went on for most of the race.
met Dion McKenzie at about 13 (he started 2 mins before me) we kept swapping positions almost every control to the finish, he was running a little faster than me, but made a few minor errors and I made some slightly better routechoices which kept us together,
got a new compass (thanks Rob) which i was much more comfortable with, got a new SI stick which flashes when you punch, unfortunatly when i finished 2 controls failed to register, fortunatly Dion could vouch for me. I punched #20 and my SI unit flashed but there was no beep, Dion punched just after me and on his 3rd attempt I heard the beep, I paused and suggested i punch my map, but Dion said he saw my SI stick flash so I ran on... I am very thankful they overturned the MP.
small blister on left heel at about 2/3 or race (on top of other two)tried blister pads + tape, these were just pushed down to make room for he new blister.
left shoelace came undone twice .. should have taped :(
came second last (+ 2 mispunches)
hills .. struggeld up them !!!
sleep .. didn't get too much sleep last night..
overall I would have to say it was my best long event run, pretty much error free, but also made some good / tough routechoices and executed them well, would have loved to be higher on the finishing list, I guess I need to work on fitness and speed for that.