2013 SA Middle Distance Championships (22/09/2013)
Category: Competition
Map/area: Moon Rocks
Organiser: Wallaringa
Country: Australia
Discipline: Middle
Distance: 6.6 km
Time: 49:12
Average HR: 158
Maximum HR: 171
A fun race. I was first starter which meant i was going to be down the places since this map is a sort of "follow-me" map as you can see pretty much anything. I had to turn on and fix the first control which cost me a few seconds. I was very surprised to see how quick Slatts caught up on me, but i kept him at bay until he actually caught me on the long leg. Simon, Greg, Slatts and I all converged halfway between 9 and 10. I was unable to shake Slatts for the rest of the course, while Greg and Simon just ran through us like we didn't exist. I led Andrew thorugh 10-16 pretty much unscathed so i suggested to him that he might want to lead and find some controls. He promptly said yes and started walking. So without a plan for 15-16 we both overshot it by a long way and dropped far too low (looks like we only missed it by 50m or so). We found John who was searching for 13/14 and realised we had gone far too far. I picked up on the creek pattern in the un-rocky area and trotted back to the control circle - Andrew in tow. I had a few issues in the circles probably since i am out of practice reading the full control description. I will need to be good at that next week. Fun day and tasty brownies afterwards. I went back for a second one.
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2013 SA Middle Distance Championships (22/09/2013) 2013 SA Middle Distance Championships (22/09/2013)