Orienteering race (sprint) 17:25  2.93 km (5:57 / km) +47m 5:30 / km
31c shoes: Brooks Beast 18
First day of Easter three days, sprint at Scotch College, M40. Having run here once before - at the 2009 state champs - really didn't provide any home ground advantage. A very technical course on a complex map. I had a good start and got through the first 14 controls quite well. Main issues were trying to avoid running into other people, getting stuck behind people in narrow alleys, and nearly being bowled over by Tooms. However, on the way to #15 I got properly unstuck as I hadn't looked ahead in time, and then took a wrong turn on the way to #16 too. Cost about 30 s altogether. Recovered and got going well again, but dropped a few more seconds on a couple of other controls, including the very last one which wasn't really my fault, but I won't mention that. Got the win over Craig F. by 9 seconds, but am under no illusion to protect that slim lead over the next two days.