Orienteering race (NSW Long Champs) 1:13:00  13.0 km (5:37 / km)
shoes: Inov8 oroc 280
Gumble Pinnacles. Seriously awesome terrain - hopefully routegadget will appear soon so I can show the area off to Brits. Alas, I was dsq-ed! A strange combo of circumstances that admittedly wouldn't have mattered had I checked my code - but I made one of 3 mistakes on a control near the end, which resulted in me relocating beyond the control off a similar (but wrong) clearing and finding a control on a rock by an open hill with a drinks point on it - exactly as I was looking for. Turned out there were 2 drinks points on rocks by hills about 100m apart. D'oh!
But that was a side issue. It was all about racing through massive rocks in super-technical terrain, with some really fast bits but some low-vis (but still potentially fast if you knew where you were and were quite aggressive - which is a lot easier said than done) bits. Coped ok, but kicking myself for my 3 errors (1min, 2mins, 1min+dsq). I think in a World Class event there'd be some severe bomb-outs here, so I did well not to do that, but there'd still be a collection of guys running at 5mpks. So I still have lots of work to do. But it was motivating too because it was so much fun. Felt like I ran quite well up to about 45mins - got a bit tired after that.