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In the 1 days ending Jan 13, 2013:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering1 1:13:48 1.86 3.0 205
  Total1 1:13:48 1.86 3.0 205

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Sunday Jan 13, 2013 #

11 AM

Orienteering race 53:48 [4] 3.0 km (17:56 / km) +205m 13:22 / km
shoes: Brooks Cascadia 5

Oceania carnival event 7 at The Slump. Such a pretty area driving in - green, rolling hills, dotted trees, sheep, mountains in the background. The assembly area was beautiful with wide shady trees and lovely grass. But just over the way was a deep, windy river gorge and our course spent a lot of time in it, across it, and back in it again. But it was great fun, and challenging, and tough. I made quite a few mistakes: tried reading my way to 2 but got caught up in some green that extended further that the map showed; crossed the wrong little watercourse going to 4 so ended up climbing all the way out and had to come back past the drinks on the way to 5 and down the steep slope. At least I knew the way back out. I decided to head left on 6 which was flat for the first 2/3 and had a good way into the control, but it was just the steep crossing of the gorge that took too much time. Should have gone straight on 7 but chickened out along the edge of the open where the semi-marshy areas were much slower that I expected. Only real other stuff up was on the second last control where I turned across the spur too early and got monstered by the green again. A long way off GL's time and would have hoped to do much better.

Orienteering warm up/down 20:00 [3]
shoes: Brooks Cascadia 5

Lovely run to the start. Which was followed by the longest run to a start triangle I have ever experienced :)

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