Orienteering race 58:43  5.1 km (11:31 / km) +190m 9:42 / km
shoes: IceBug Olx 4
Ga. Navigator Cup Day 1 Green. Florence, Addie and I drove down yesterday, 10 hours with the minimum stops necessary. Rain for about 5 of those hours, then cleared just as we crossed into Georgia.
This morning we went for a walk on the model map and had a little trouble with the ditches and vegetation. That carried over into the competition map today -- some very nice running areas and some more trashy bits, but no great way to tell which one you were going to encounter.
I didn't have a great run, but pretty solid nevertheless. Intentionally slow getting started but no reason to be so far off on the approach to the first control, peeked into the reentrant 150m to the NW before figuring it out. A pretty good sequence across the road, then a terrible leg from 9 to 10, really the premier leg on the course. I never found the stream junction, wandered around until finally dropping into the right valley, then ran to the wrong control, up a ditch near the right one. Never really confident enough to move well through the terrain, which was pretty nice in this area.
I ended up in 4th place, 2 min behind the leader, with the rest of the M60s more than 15 min. behind. With the 4 leaders within 2 minutes of each other, tomorrow's run looks to be pretty exciting.