Easy warmup, mostly up and down the road shoulder.
This was after the "mandatory" shuttle ride to the start, which was 1.5 K from our hotel. (Orienteering seems very susceptible to poor organization, and Canadians aren't immune.)
Orienteering race 51:30***** 3.6 km (14:18 / km) +170m11:34 / km shoes: Olways
COC 2008 middle.
One of the most intense and favorite middle courses ever. A great time.
Fundy is awesome. It is a real challenge. Physically, a combination of low pines, bracken, ferns, moss, rocks, and swamps slows you down. Technically, hard-to-map vegetation and low visibility in terrain that is otherwise like Land of Vikings/New England. The combination is a middle that never lets up.
It really is legitimate 10 minutes per KM terrain--and not unfairly, or ridiculously slow.
The course was a little marred (for me) by the last minute (and uncommunicated) change in the rules allowing for a route choice along the road. Not a big deal time-wise for me, but the principle of the thing was annoying. They also had some problems with wong maps going to some runners, etc.
This may be the DVOA of the future.
Anyway, I stank up the place on this run, but I enjoyed it immensely. Actually, I had a reprise of my Hickory Run TT 2008 experience. I started navigating from one control to the wrong one, did a 180, etc... 8 minutes lost on one control, just like at HR. But, in terms of navigating to controls and maintaining intensity, I did well.
Orienteering race 19:35*** 2.7 mi (7:15 / mi) spiked:24/shoes: Olways
COC 2008 M21 sprint.
My first outing at Fundy. A very fine sprint set by Wil. Three distinct terrains, with the final one a taste of the rest of Fundy. Map was good and course was intense. I pushed hard through the first half, and was happy with my work through the road crossing, though I had dropped about 30-40 seconds.
The second half got raggedly. I punched two controls that weren't mine, and took some bad routes intentionally and unintentionally. Gerald and I were running together for most of it. I got ahead of him for a while, but he pulled away into the last control.
Almost 4 minutes behind Patrick who was only 8 seconds behind Holger. Patrick is doing great stuff.
I had about 2.5 minutes of mistakes, liberally counting.
Orienteering15:00  shoes: Olways
Cooldown after the sprint with Eddie and the Canucks.
An OK run, but if I did it at WOC, I would have considered it terrible, which it would be as good guys would do this in ~60. But, I accept runs like this with equanimity when I shouldn't. That's how I got here.
On the bright side, I can do some DVOA events and make orienteering mistakes. The annoying thing with this run was a branch knocked out my contact on the way to 5 and I had a lot of trouble seeing in the hemlock areas.