Orienteering race 1:24:45  13.25 km (6:24 / km)
ahr:164 max:173 shoes: O-VJ Integrator Spikes
Hickory Run Score O'. Boy do I love that forest. The course was fine. Clem & I picked the same loop. He took off fast and blew past # 1 before I did. I turned around first and got #1 (thinking he was already there) and then he caught me near 2, which he also over shot, but only be a few seconds. He ran by me to 3, aggressive running hard through terrain which I was double-checking a bit more.
I blew # 4 bad, taking a fairly direct route, but then pulling up a bit short. At which point I saw what I initially thought was a new unmapped building, and immediately corrected myself saying "no, it's a building, it's on the map" and reattacked from there. Unfortunately my initial thought was right so my reattack completely missed the control and hit a field beyond the control, from we a 3rd attack worked. The good news is my 2nd and 3rd attacks were pretty good from a compass pace point of view. Unfortunately on the 1st I didn't pace count, and on the 2nd I started from the wrong place.
After that point, I didn't see Clem until the very last control which had a short dog-leg section - apparently I'd been reeling him in a bit (as usual with me being faster than he is after about 45 minutes, and the opposite being true for the first 45 minutes...)
The rivalry with Clem made for a pretty fun event. Esp. in the last 30 minutes as I passed various people who pronounced things like "he's about 2 minutes ahead of you". I he weren't there, I'd probably just be whining about the vegetation (which was moderately unpleasant as usual) and not pushing nearly as hard.