Running warm up/down (Street & Trail) 8:10  0.73 mi (11:11 / mi) +16m 10:29 / mi
DVOA’s 50th Anniversary National Event, at Penn State Berks County Campus. I circled the parking lot, trying to settle my lunch and loosen-up
Orienteering race (Foot) 14:15  2.1 km (6:47 / km) +60m 5:56 / km
DVOA’s 50th Anniversary National Event, at Penn State Berks County Campus. The day had warmed-up and was sunny by race-time.
S-1 - I started accelerating on the strange short through the forest. The parking lot came up so fast that I thought the control was further ahead. I cut back a little when I realized I was passing it. After trying to punch, I wasn't sure that it took. My epunch is new so I suspected possible version incompatibility with the box. I tried again but it wouldn't beep. I went on, presuming it punched the first time, but I wasn't sure until after finishing and downloading.
1-2 - Straight through the forest and back of the first building, to the pavement and the second building. I expected the control on pavement so I looked past the wall before coming back to it.
2-3 - Straight on the pavement.
3-4 - On the ground, it looked to be more of a copse straight ahead so the mapping confused me a little. I went beyond the trees to see it without much hesitation.
4-5 - I was starting to get into reading the map on this easy straight leg.
5-6 - I considered using the trail but my reading of the control had me expecting it to be lower. I ran the left side through the soggy field and saw the control way up high.
6-7 - I stayed on the spur a bit, for easier running, then came off the field corner.
7-8 - I ran a little left of straight, and on the left side of the building, left sidewalk, since I wasn't sure the right walkway went through.
8-9 - Straight.
9-10 - Left, around the building, then up on the stairs, and past the pavilion.
10-11 - Straight through the pavilion to the building.
11-12 - Straight to spike it.
12-13 - Straight, but the micro route 3m to the left and around the small rise of the parking lot was bugging me because I didn't take it :)
13-14 - At first, I intended to go past #8, but I realized that cutting to the right side of the building was faster. After the curve, I cut through the buildings to come at it from the south. I took the micro route through the passthru this time.
14-15 - I was trying to muster up some speed to finish with, but felt too heavy and slow and tired.
15 - F - I gave it a good effort but flubbed the punch at the end.
This was another fairly clean run. AttackPoint shows no errors, but I probably lost at least a few. I was reasonably happy with the result, but others were faster.