Gene Beveridge (NZL) has posted on his personal blog: View the full post: Oceania Relay
” On the 4th of January I ran in the Oceania Relay Champs in an amazing setting bellow Mt Barrow on the Benbullen map. This was another opportunity for me to get some high speed navigation. I was only racing for the second New Zealand team but pulled out a good performance to be the first New Zealander home on the first leg behind New Zealand and Australia.
All grades started at the same time making this a massive mass start for any race in the Oceania region. The elite course started with a 3-control split and I stayed relaxed and focused on my own navigation as the field spread out across the hill side. The pace was fast from the start but I felt quite relaxed and held back a bit until my navigation was flowing nicely. I began to push hard from 3 and found myself near the front of the leading pack entering the forest for number 7…”
View the full post: Oceania Relay
(Image credit: Orienteering Australia)