Orienteering race 1:03:15  5.8 km (10:54 / km) +185m 9:24 / km
spiked:22/22c slept:6.5 weight:203lbs shoes: Innov8 (Yellow)
8.48am: DVOA A-MEET - Foc Chaser Day 2: Tyler Arboretum, PA - Green X
New map and an excellent course by Clem, requiring focus the whole time. Still some snow on the ground, but runnable, though slushy and muddy in places. The map is very detailed and hard to read initially, thank goodness for the magnifier. Lost a minute or so 6-7 when drifted right and got pulled to a control I saw- dumb mistake. 7-8 was an experience, straight forward until crossing the stream just before the control, when trying to be careful I slipped and fell in the stream. Still chilly so not a smart move, but hey, that is par for course in this sport. 8-9 stepped in a hidden hole and thankfully didn't break my shin! Now a bogie for course. An interesting series of short legs immediately after the road crossing. 11-12 was on compass bearing, but working around briars ended up being way off the right. Corrected in open area and sharp left and back a bit, possibly another minute lost. Crossing the stream between 14-15 was trying to be more careful and slid in the mud and fell totally in the stream/ mud up to my stomach. Now a double bogie! Enjoying the more open woods on east side of road, but definitely short on gas. Attackpoints for 15 and 16 very obvious. Enjoyed 16-17 as more subtle terrain. 19-20 was a bear going up the hill.
Another excellent DVOA A-Meet. Roger Hartley and his team, a big thank-you.