Orienteering 1:10:50  8.8 km (8:03 / km)
NAOC Long. Overall pretty clean, with my mistakes occurring early on. About a minute on the first control. Very confused with the streams, as I crossed in a different spot than I thought. Damage minimized. Then again on 3, I was on track, but thought I was looking for the tiny formline reentrant and I inverted the contours. Ran so close to the control, and then bailed back to the top of the hill, reaffirmed where I was, and then was able to make sense of it all. About another minute 20 lost there.
After that it was good. I like the route I picked to 10, although I did hesitate in the middle of it, as I almost lost my way. Probably about another 45 seconds there. Then was slow climbing out of 12 and deciding a route (plus I took a gel), and Ali caught me there. Behind her on the way to 13, but then realized that Louise wasn't far behind us. That lit a fire in me and I stayed ahead of Ali from 14 to the finish (although only a few steps ahead!). Where was that speed and confidence for the rest of the race?