Orienteering 1:53:42  18.0 km (6:19 / km)
spiked:25/28c shoes: x-talon 212
Long day. Had a bit of a bobble in the circle at 3, but it didn't matter, because the control wasn't there anyway - just Tooms and Uncle Jim doing their best impersonation of a control flag. Thanks guys. Saw Glenn chasing me down heading through some early controls. Turns out he could see me for a fair chunk of the course but only caught me at 22 or 23, before fading worse than I did. Relatively clean through to 12, but as I headed into the paddocks, Big Ev came through. Ran the bottom of the hill, then up through the lines of rock slabs, but had picked up the pace a bit, and despite feeling totally in control for most of the leg, I lost it where it mattered most, and was slow and vague until I hit the creek line way to high and had to relocate. First sighting of tRicky for the day, but we went our separate ways again after 15. Knew I was starting to fade, and my race was pretty much over heading up and over the hill to 18 and the map change. Had a little more time loss at 20, then fell over and my hammy cramped as I was leaving the control. Robbie came through just before we hit the paddocks again, and I was stuffed when we hit the next hill. Minor misses in the circle at a couple and general crap tired walking got me to the finish.
There seems to be a major fitness difference in doing long easy runs of the flat compared to classic length orienteering races...
run warm up/down 17:00  3.0 km (5:40 / km)
shoes: x-talon 212
a token 5 minute shuffle afterwards was all I could muster. Most of a proper warm-up. Was running a touch late for the start.