Colliers Mills DVOA Local: 8.26mi/79m(!) actual
Only spiked 11 of 20, which is sad for this map. 11:10 in errors! Wow. Wouldn't have moved me up any places, but would have got me to the back of the fast guys, instead of the head of the medium guys. :)
Terrible from 2 > 6, just all over the place, dropped compass, shoes untied, no sense of distance (1:15k a bit), etc. A real runners' course, which I ain't. But fun to get out, and I like that style of navigation and terrain.
1 - fine, although the control was too high in the reentrant (RG
) making #2 weird
2 - 0:10, fine, even though outgoing from #1 was weird ... but messed with my mind for the next few controls
3 - 2:00, just not paying attention I guess, should have headed up and over the hill first (mind still messed)
4 - fine
5 - 3:00, unbelievable. Off just a bit right, didn't glance over my shoulder, thought I was off left, headed back in to distance from trail, but the wrong way. Saw lake, so realized what I'd done. Realized shoe was untied, so tied it, rest of the way no incident.
6 - 3:30 ... #5 FELT way worse, but it wasn't. :( Left #5 and realized I'd left my compass where I tied my shoe. FOUND it (somehow), then proceeded to go the wrong way (S) on a deer trail, then the wrong way on the main trail as well! Obviously a minor, uncharted Bermuda Triangle there. Discombobulated. Didn't find the small trail out of the corner of the field, and drifted right (WAY right) instead of left to the handrail water feature like I should have. Saw road, bailed.
7 - fine
8 - fine. Control misprinted a bit too SE, although the clue was correct and I read it so no problems. Others did though.
9 - fine
10 - 0:30 ... BOTH shoes needed retying. Sheesh. This would have been one of my best legs otherwise.
11 - fine, just plain slow. Control misplaced a bit (look at my RouteGadget
), but didn't affect till #12
12 - 0:30 ... #11 was off a bit, and I didn't pay proper attention to the hill to the left, and sagged a bit right TOO, so ended up adding some distance.
13 - 0:30, wobbly and slow
14 - 0:30, helped some kids just after punching #13, otherwise would have been a very fast control
15 - good one
16 - 0:30, missed initial S trail and added some distance and hesitated getting to the main trail
17 - good.
18 - fine, felt faster than I was though. :)
19 - fine.
20 - excellent.
F - good.