Teering race (NSW Champs) 54:13  6.29 km (8:37 / km) +194m 7:28 / km
shoes: VJ Bold
Gumble Pinnacles, Long, 5.1km/190m, 2nd. Another opportunity missed. Gave away 3 minutes on the easy second control and finished 1:14 down. Top 4 M55s all within 2 minutes; surprising on such a difficult course.
OK, looking at the splits this was worse than I thought. Absolutely basic failure on 2: did not look at compass and went the entirely wrong direction. Lost 3 minutes there. A 1:30 miss on 11 was the other costly mistake.
Interesting that Russell B and Ian Prosser were the ones battling for and sharing the lead up till no. 8, more than halfway around. I was still in 4th at 10, and fell further behind at 11, but recovered to pass them both. Rob Vincent was much faster than all of us, but two made big blunders - 3 minutes on 12 and around 4 minutes nearly skipping 3.