Orienteering race 1:10:09 7.99 km (8:47 / km) +293m7:25 / km ahr:162 max:176
Oceania Festival Day 6, Smedley, M45A. 6th.
Very hot, and a strange area with deep gulleys/streams surrounded by impassable cliffs. My start time 2 mins ahead of Al C-W, 4 mins ahead of Al Landells and 6 mins ahead of Charlie meant I was bound to see at least some of them. Got the route to #1 wrong, then got lost approaching the control, so no surprise to see Al C-W straight away who helped me find it. I expected him to run off and beat me by 10 minutes, but in fact he made some mistakes and overtook me at least a couple more times before the end of the course. Al Landells caught me at #14 and we ran together for the next 4, until all three of us came together at #18 which we all missed.