French 5-Day, Day 3, France, 1984, M40

Day 3 was a reminder that what place you end up in depends not just on how you do, but also on how the others do. I had a good run, just one slight miss at the 4th control (#42), ran as hard as I could, 8.2 km in 51:05, but a Swede and Norwegian were just a little quicker. You never know.

The maps from France, by the way, are all 1:15,000, 2.5 meter contours.