Orienteering race 55:00  *** 4.3 km (12:47 / km) +210m 10:17 / km
20c shoes: Icebug olx 2nd
Flying Pig Middle Green. I felt better on this run than the previous two, but the results still weren't great. Two legs with 4 minutes lost on each one. But even if I hadn't missed those so badly, I don't think my pace wasn't good enough for a medal.
I couldn't find the deep pit on #3. Actually, I really don't know how to navigate this leg reliably. I had an idea I'd cross the rock band and spot the control, but that didn't work. Then I went back and forth below the rock band, and that didn't work either. Finally located the bend on the SE end of the spur, pace counted back up towards the control, and finally saw it, higher up than I had been before.
Something similar on #9, which I expected to be easy. Diagonal down from #8 to the trail bend, contour along in the white just above the veg. boundary, then drop down into the ditch. Only it wasn't there. Went way too far SE, saw the little rock pile, came back but a little too high, missed it again, got all the way to the other little ditch with a different control in it, then finally ran to the right one. Ugh.
From there to the finish I ran along with Bill Lankton, who was keeping up a pace too fast for me to get by, and my only really good opportunity, 15-16, I got a little too high on the hill and ended up losing some time.
Again, some fine terrain, less technical than I had feared, maybe a little nicer than yesterday (by which I really mean, fewer thorns). Fun weekend.