Orienteering race 43:34**** 6.65 km (6:33 / km) +208m5:40 / km ahr:153 max:175 spiked:9/10c
10:11 AM. York. Burned 1251 calories.
Course: 99 5.1 km 205 m
I think i enjoyed the last day the most, though i was really kicking myself after a risk i had chosen for the long leg ended up on causing me to lose the race for the day (and possible the carnival). I was really clean through most of the controls except for a wobble on couple. When it came to the long leg it took me a long time to decide whether to go straight through the steep bit of crap and then have a whole heap of flat open running, or to take to gentle up hill and stay in the open for the whole leg with the climb throughout. I took the risky first option thinking that Juffy would probably take the safer option. Unfortunately the risk didn't pay off and i was 5th on that leg and that cost me the race. I may have actually not had the legs either way and possibly the race couldn't have been won by me, but we'll never really know. Still i was pretty chuffed to come second and was so impressed by the skills of Juffy, Sten and the other Sledgers they made for a really memorable Easter 3 Day.
Orienteering race 52:21**** 6.16 km (8:30 / km) +205m7:17 / km ahr:165 max:177 spiked:14/16c
Easter 2011: Day 2 - Frazzled Again
11:03 AM. York. Burned 502 calories.
Course: 99 5.6 km 235 m
I was pretty happy with my efforts on this race. I picked up the map to be terified by one of those legs that takes you parallel to contours with no gullies or anything to count as you go past. Thankfully the vegetation was really helpful and i didn't really wobble from the leg and spiked the control. I was thoroughly in the lead to #8 but being hot and tired after the hill climb i really needed a drink. I found one at a random control i passed and contiuned on. Unfortunately my mind was going and a fell down the wrong spur and ended up 90* from the direction i wasnted right near the end of the leg. It was here i hear a horrible noise in the scrub which sounded remotely like Juffy. It was him and i had todart off pretty quickly as he had caught 4' on me was now leading over me. Thankfull Juffy made a few errors and i managed to hold the lead in the end of the course. So i was sitill sitting 3rd after the second day.
Orienteering race 47:04**** 5.66 km (8:19 / km) +200m7:04 / km ahr:168 max:180 spiked:10/12c
Easter 2011: Day 1 - Frazzled Begins
10:59 AM. York. Burned 475 calories.
Course: 99 5.1 km 205 m
The Mass Start! As it turns out the race wasn't black tie after all - silly me for wearing my suit and bowtie. We all lined up just a stone's throw from the toilets and raced up the hill to the first control. I was a little stunned, no one else appeared to push to the first control and i got there to win the split and the hearts and minds of the adoring public. Pretty soon i was passed by Juffy, and most of the faster people. The second leg was the long one and Juffy led them astray on a less than ideal route choice, while i was left alone to plunder the control. Despite me not having the pack to assist me i mananged to punch this control only a couple of secconds AHEAD of the pack, so my route choice stacked up. I lead for the next couple of legs until my legs decided the hill was too tough. I wobbled up the hill and fell way behind the front pack. The down hill leg wasn't so flash and i think i caught up Juffy and Sten (Juffys parasite for the day) as i saw them leaving the control. Then i chose the wrong route choice and took 2 others with me - Andre and Michael. The rest of the course was spent trying to catch up to Juffy and Sten but they were too far ahead. I finished in 3rd behind those two and was really quite tired after racing in my Tuxed-O.
Orienteering race 17:16**** 2.61 km (6:37 / km) +49m6:03 / km ahr:168 max:181 spiked:18/21c
Easter 2011: Public Prologe - Pre-Frazzled
1:58 PM. York. Burned 1631 calories.
Course: Long 2.5 km 60 m
What a blinder to start the carnival. I have not really ever been so happy about a race than i felt about this one. Finished in 7th place. Felt pretty strong despite the heat. Navigated almost perfectly between the controls and enjoyed the pace. At this point i would've said i was going to ace this carnival despite Juffy beating me by 56" i figured he must be tired for the rest of the carnival after that.