I felt Douglas' report of Get2Go put my brief statement about the Kepler to shame really, so here's a longer report to bore you all.
Today was Kepler Challenge day.
I was a pretty nervous, as hadn't done enough training & have had a tight calf all week.
I felt rubbish by the time I got to Luxmore Hut, and was seriously considering pulling out.
But I carried on, and once past the next feed station at Forest Burn felt a bit better. Quite pleased I carried on as I finished in 8:38, 29 minutes quicker than my previous time, and after only about 8 weeks of real training.
(Full results available here )
11:40 I'm at the finish line of the Southland Schools Orienteering Champs waiting for Douglas to find his way here.
12:10 Well he finished. Don't know results yet, but he made up time on some who started ahead of him
Update: Douglas did brilliantly. He has never orienteered before, and came in a close fourth, first of the Fiordland College team.
There was one control he spent 10mins trying to locate the exact spot. If he managed that in 5 minutes he would have won.
Not bad for a first effort.