orienteering 45:25  6.59 km (6:54 / km) +250m 5:48 / km
Fun relay race and managed to get away with no ticks. Made a mistake on the first control, when I ran past the first control, decided it wasn’t mine, kept running and eventually looked back to see everyone punching it.
Greg ended up having the same forking so I had caught back up by the 7th control (big loop, big butterfly loop first) and for the most part was right behind him. I did a good job doing my own orienteering, taking my own routes (or micro routechoices), and taking time leaving controls to have a plan.
Greg and Will both missed the start on the arena passage so I had a lead going into the next control but messed that up again so we were all together again. Then going into 20, Greg and Will both messed up so I got a small gap for the last 4 legs. After some uncertainty going into 22 I saw Greg close behind, so I pushed hard on the last leg and finish to keep the lead.
My major weakness in relays is the first control, where I seem to get carried away running or get too absorbed in the competition, and almost want to force a result if that makes sense, instead of staying controlled