|Me Running at Lonsdale|
So how helpful was the home field advantage? I would say it cost me more time than it saved! in several races I said to myself "I know where that is!" and took off running. Though because I didn't completely analyze the map and realize that although, yes I new where the location was, I hadn't chosen the best way to get there. My best example of this would be my control 18 on the Setup Race at Queen Elizabeth Park.
|QE Park Setup Race|
Because I thought I remembered the other bridge being wood I lost a solid 45 seconds looking in the wrong patch of trees. When all along instead of trying to remember what the park was like, I really should have just read the map. Overall for the weekend I wish I had forgotten all the locations and simply used the map. Knowing Lonsdale Quay might have saved me some time but even here I made assumptions that I know lost me some time on the complicated multi-level sections. Moral of the story - No matter how well you know or think you know an area remember that the actual answers are in your hand!
|Lonsdale Quay Sprint Race|
|Old O-Suit Costume Contest|
|Fun Bonus Event|
And head out next year for more awesome and baffling sprint races and training sessions, I'll be there :)