orienteering 1:00:00  2.0 mi (30:00 / mi)
weight:167lbs shoes: Falcon VJ - Footlok
The map and course was beyond my ability to navigate, even slowly. Frankly I'd just be sour-grapesing to say much about it. I did find the first control in a reasonable (slow but careful) time, but the information-overload within the 2nd control circle (8 cliffs of varying sizes plus some contour lines) had me unable to figure out what I was looking for. After 40 minutes of wandering, finding someone else's control and general despair, I QUIT, hoping I could find my way to the finish.
So, I finished up the much-anticipated U.S. Champs/N.A. Champs weekends with a colossal FAIL; and I'm not able to think much about the positive right now. The winning time in my class, my course, was at 1:51 and change, or over 26 min. per km. This was Tony Federer, again, a fine orienteer. I am thinking that the courses were unreasonably difficult, at least for us old folks. I realize how whiny this sounds. Maybe I'll delete/edit some of it later.