O - competition race (Lake Popolopen) 52:27  5.34 km (9:49 / km)
West Point Middle Green. Straightforward course with some interesting legs in the middle part, sandwiched between following the ridge at the beginning and roads at the end.
Too far and little past the control on 5, caught myself at the top of the next cliff and turned around to spot the control immediately behind me; 30 sec. A bit too far along the road to 8, should have cut in sooner; 30 sec.
Then cut in from the road even with 10, only to hit another control where mine should have been. Over-corrected and ran over to the big spur by the next road, only to look over and realize I needed to go back. Ran on a bearing right to the control, which couldn't have been more than 20 m from the first one and on an identical feature; 2:30 lost.
Hurting on the run-in as my brand new Icebugs had torn up my heels and every step was painful at that point.