Concorde Chase on Barossa. 7.6km short brown.
Much nicer than yesterday! Went there in a positive mood. Won the race versus Paul down the motorway from Swindon, even got fast-tracked through the security gate!
Hesitant to 1 and didn't go down enough. Good to 2. 2 mins miss on 3 - misinterpreted the veg boundary and where on it I was, found another control and then saw mine. Long leg to 4 went east and along the big barbed wire fence, past 12 and still a bit off to the west.
Then in a big group up until 11. Was doing my own thing rather than following so went to the correct 8 unlike everyone else. Seems all the long courses had the same loop. Was too early on 12 - knew what to look for but couldn't see it! Missed the path to south of 13 so had to bash through the rough open.
Finally started to break away from the pack leaving 13, slow due to tussocks pulling ankle out of 14. Duncan's pack led me into 15 and they all followed him expecting him to go to 16 afterward! Was on the ball and saw an old man in a hole and sneaked in and out. Both probably a bit unfair but timing was lucky.
Stopped too early for 17 so lost 90s-2min dithering and then relocating. OK to 18 but didn't think would know how - problem was among the rough/scattered trees: there was a big dog called Bruce who kept getting in front of me trying to get me to throw his ball - dog and owner followed me well into the rough. Remainder of course clean.
Emit behaved today - no problems - had it on my right hand. New thumb compass very good - seemed to hold it level all the time so easier to refer to than old baseplate. The Ultrasport guy did however tell me that Clive Hallett was my dad, not sure what to make of it...