Orienteering race 1:00:40 
Map and route now on Routegadget.
First day of Pig at Middle Creek Park. I realized that I haven't run an A course in the past 18 months, but I have been doing some woods training in St. Louis as well as set the CR Middle Courses last fall. They all helped.
Very consistent run. I planned legs ahead several times on uphills. I pace counted more than usual and it really helped a few times. Course was VERY physical, 5% climb. Vegetation was well-mapped and not too bad. Sunny and warm - 80. I have never seen so many "excellent" deer trails - they were both very helpful and very confusing.
2-3: No good attack point existed. My plan was a bit vague. Used ditch on right as handrail. Turned left on trail, but it was deer trail just above "my" trail. Tom Carr passed me and just ahead. When he turned down and back a bit, so did I - worked. Pace-counting from ditch would have helped. Loss less than 1 minute.
3-4: Vague "aim for yellow" plan, but did see ditch as catching feature. Picked up several deer trails. Did pace count and tried to read ditches. Got close to ditch, control just left of me. Hesitation, bit lucky.
8-9: Running short leg down hill with Charlie S - he'd started 2 minutes behind. Obvious "aim off left" leg - did not do it. I hit trail left of Charlie - he turned left high, I went left low - nothing. Saw house - too far. Back. Originally I'd been 10 m from control - ugh. Lost 1 minute.
15-16: I suspect that I'm the only one to run the stream bed instead of the trail: flat rocks were fast; shoes with spikes worked great; little deadfall.
Slow pace at end as Charlie (M55) gained another 2 minutes on me.
2nd in M60: 9 minutes back of Tom Nolan; 2-3 minutes ahead of 3rd and 4th places. Fastest Green was about 48.
A good day!
Orienteering warm up/down 8:00 
Warm-up: Jogged uphill to Start; back down to parking lot; jog and walk back to Start.