Orienteering race 23:43  2.08 km (11:24 / km)
shoes: Inov-8 X-Talon 2nd pair
Oceania middle distance. Achieved goal of beating Oz team, and finished 3rd. However, 4+ minutes lost in the last 3rd of the course so could easily have been challenging the winner.
Sore throat developed this evening. Following day we were told that the day 2 area was the hay fever capital of NZ, so for the next couple of days put it down to that, and running ability wasn't seriously affected. By Monday however a full cold had developed. Ran the sprint on Tuesday, breathing not too badly. By Thursday's long I felt ok to run, but suffered afterwards, and at the relays I forced myself around knowing it was fairly short. Since then the infection has really gone to my chest, and decided to take a rest.
Sunday: very slightly better this evening, hoping it will now clear up over the next few days.