Orienteering tempo 32:00  4.6 km (6:57 / km) +170m 5:52 / km
H4 at Yetar Springs. Decided to opt for a shorter course to help prepare me for nationals, were i won't run more than 5kms on all but one day. And there was a lot of green on the long ones. Start to 1 was a good leg, offering an option around the bottom of the hill and one around the contours and over a couple of knolls. I chose the second, and executed it without any dramas. To 2 i followed the spur up to the rocky high point then contoured round, and saw the creek and hill from a 100m away. I climbed a fair bit, on 3, but it was just something i had to sacrifice to know were i was and speed up, full speed no mistakes. 4 was fine, the gully looked like it was facing west not south, but i knew i was in the right place, so i went around and sure enough there was the control. Fine to 5 and 6. I was running well out of 6, made it the 500m or so to the track and landed exactly were i should have, then i was lazy after the track and came to low, losing about a minute compared to the H3. Fine to 8, went over the top of the hillside to 9, then fast through to the finish. A nice course, run well for the most part, just a bit annoyed with no. 7.