Orienteering (State Sprint Champs) 20:00  5.0 km (4:00 / km)
shoes: x-talon 212
Happy enough with the result, but not stoked with the run. Lots of little errors and not moving smoothly. About what I expected really. Had I been fit and in form a win might have been possible today, but I am neither and it showed.
Tried to skirt my way around the edge of the thicker bush to #1 expecting to see the control, but didn't and overran it slightly.
#2 happy with route initally, but missed the short way in to the control as it was hidden under the control circle.
Clean through 3,4,5, but on a crossover into 3 realised I wasn't really gaining on Shotrat at all
#6 was in the wrong place, but I saw it from about 15om away and ran straight to it.
#7 was long. Felt like I went the long way at the time, but in hidsight it may have been OK.
#8 had the potential to be a bit of a time loser and was happy to pick the route quickly and run it confidently.
Umm - will need to see map to jog memory.
#14 I ran well till baulking on my preferred route near the end as it looked a bit rough. Probably lost some time going the long way round.
#15 I was a bit lucky along the way. I had decided to go around on the roads but saw the clear corridor that led pretty much straight to the control on the ground, matched it to the map and took it, but then somehow ended up standing right next to the control but looking in the wrong direction (I think it was about 1-1.5m away from me), ran about 10m the wrong way before turning around and seeing it.
Last few were just running legs. Felt like I finished off OK, but not expecting great things.
Henry got me by a little over a minuter and I probably only got second due to illness of other potential competitors.
run warm up/down 15:00  2.0 km (7:30 / km)
shoes: x-talon 212
Lots of loops around the lawn looking at old sprint maps. Felt like it helped to get my eye in at the time, but then I botched the first 3 controls anyway. Probably looked at maps too much and didn't do enough higher intensity run throughs. Bit of a shock to the system getting started still??
Also less effective way of building concentration when so many people stop you to ask what you're looking at. NOT A MAP OF MURDOCH PEOPLE! CALM DOWN!!!