Orienteering race (NSW Long Champs (NOL)) 1:08:20  12.9 km (5:18 / km) +320m 4:43 / km
ahr:163 max:174 shoes: Inov8 Xtalon 212 (3)
At the "Gardens of Stone", but a more accurate name would be Gardens of Yawn or Gardens of Termite Mounds. Boring as. Well, the first 50 mins or so were boring as, then we basically had a middle distance to finish in some nice forest with some fun, but easy, rock detail. I think number 8 was in the wrong spot, it definitely wasn't on the lowest boulder - it was further around the hill on the northern side of the small group of rocks. Didn't lose to omuch time there but. I went around to number 13 - hoping to have learned my lesson after losing time going straight on both of the deciding route choices at easter. i probably chose wrong again today too!
all good other than that, but stood around at the termite mound hidden under the circle at 5, trying to work out why there wasn't a control on it/why it wasn't on the map. I can't believe the course planner didn't break any lines or circles. what a quick easy job. how do they think they'd affect the courses if they randomly deleted features off the map? cause that's what they achieve when they don't spend a couple of minutes breaking the purple lines... how does this happen at a NOL race? what does the controller think his job is?
funny that control 217 (our number 14) was marked in a different spot on the courses using a 1:10000 map... apparently the horganisers realised and put out another 217. so if you made a mistake and went in the gully to the north of number 14, then you got a free shortcut!
PTE 5.0 (51 hours recovery!)