Orienteering race 1:11:05**** 7.71 km (9:13 / km) +332m7:35 / km ahr:148 max:168 spiked:15/18c
10:22 AM. St Helens. Burned 524.41 calories.
Course: M21AS 6.4 km 110 m
Kinda fun, kinda tough too. Started pretty slowly and tried not to blow the first couple of controls. Objective achieved. But i was going so slowly it wasn't long before i was passed by Seb. I folllowed him into a marsh crossing which saw us both getting more than our knees wet. I was really slow up the hills and really slow down the hills too with heaps of crap on the ground. I stuffed around a little bit in the light green and a lot a bit in the tin mining at the end. Not fantastically impressed by my fitness, but at least the coffee people made great Hot Chocolate.
Orienteering race 25:28 3.82 km (6:40 / km) +55m6:13 / km ahr:166 max:176
2012 Australian Sprint Championships
10:40 AM. Bicheno. Burned 350 calories.
The rain came and didn't stop until we had pancakes in our bellies. This was heaps of fun and i felt i did pretty well on the navigation, the speed however was somewhat lacking. The speed was halved on the rocks, which i was not willing to lose any footing on, i don't understand how the top guys managed such good times over the rocks. I had a few little shakes and wobbles where i didn't read the control descriptions and wasn't sure of the feature, but lost very little time. Where possible i tried to avoid running on the rocks at all, i don't think this was a bad idea.
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Orienteering race 1:00:41**** 6.35 km (9:33 / km) +187m8:20 / km ahr:146 max:166 spiked:14/15c
11:00 AM. St Helens. Burned 1108.55 calories.
Course: M21AS 5.5 km 150 m
Much much cleaner than yesterday. In fact i only had one wobble at a control on a feature that could've been a little inaccurate. Juffy beat me by a solid 10 minutes, probably because he flew business class and i didn't. I took the boat. I let Juffy pass me on the long leg, where i took the shorter steeper option thinking that i would move faster in a straighter line where he could run faster on the longer route choice. Low and behold i saw him disappearing into the distance at the end of this leg. After this my only goal was to finish smoothly with no mistakes. A fun course.
Afterwards we went and ate pancakes and drank hot chocolates. mmmmmmm pancakes.