orienteering race (Connorton middle) 1:06:06  5.7 km (11:36 / km) +200m 9:52 / km
shoes: Inov8 X-Talon bluegreen
This was a nice area of granite hills with some patches of native pine, not far from the outskirts of Wagga, but I didn't do justice to Briohny's course setting - partly because of being very stiff after the 5-hour drive from Melbourne and also due to being a bit distracted by thoughts of the OA meetings to come. Plus I struggled to bring the map into focus, often wishing that I could just push aside the black dots in order to read the contours underneath. Veered too far left on the long leg to 2 and Lucy had caught me already, then we were not far apart through the next few rocky short legs, then I came unstuck on the danger downhill leg to 11 where I came around the hillside to the narrow spur, passing a flat rock-slab area at the end of the leg and thinking I was on line to the control but then not finding it and thinking I was too far downhill already and going back up until I could find something I identified, instead of just checking out that rock a little further downhill which other people were running to...think I was getting the vague-and-hungries because I hadn't had lunch yet. So that was about 5 min lost there (and Anna F came through me here) plus I was a bit scrappy on a few controls towards the end, and a bit grumpy with my result because a clean run would have been at least 8 min faster.