M21E 14.5 350m
24th / 27
had a good start, but on the way to 5 I ran out of juice
I struggled to run most of the rest, walk a little in most legs and 2-3 legs walked the whole way, I think my cold had caught up with me, took some Gels but they didn't help much (or they did and I would have been even slower without them)
made 1 navigational error for a few mins to 14, 1 poor route choice to 5, but apart from that it was a clean walk/run.
was determined to finish no matter how slow I was, but was 30 mins slower than I was expecting, I figured I would beat anyone who gave up :)
not sure how i will go tomorrow, I feel like i have no energy ..
1-4 was good - perhaps a little wobble in the circle at 3
4-5 went around, was expecting to be able to have a good run but struggled for speed - no problems navigationally
5-6 slow - walked most
6-7 jogged a bit, caught up woth a W21E which pushed me to try and run
8-9 ran the down hills :)
9-10 got very bogged down in the creek crossing, tried to miss the green, but ended up crawling over some thin logs to avoid the waist deep bracken with water underneath, was with two others who had similar issues (was kinda fun - but also pretty scary)
11-13 slow and steady
13-14 left knee disappeared in quicksand at the first river/beach crossing - never had that before! Hill was a killer, chose to take the track to the left was it was more interesting than down the ridge past 16, but drifted left and mistook the big pond with the little one next to the control.
14-16 slow - lots of walking
16-17 ran the track, but when I jumped off had nothing, had to walk from there
17-19 I think I walked about 90% of these legs tried to go straight though.
19+ alternate between jogging and running, overtaken by a few people
26-27 tried to cross the creek at the small cliff, looking at the GPS was way off .. this explains why it did seem to take a while to get to 27, was looking for the downhill past the control as catching feature.
spent the rest of the day in bed .. watched the swannies in the GF
cold had developed into upper respiratory tract infection, was getting worse each morning