Orienteering race 2:06:24  *** 6.9 mi (18:19 / mi)
Flying Pig - US Champs Long (Green) at Carter Caves State Park
What a disaster. Had a relatively good run (a couple of mistakes), but fairly slow with a good deal of walking to protect the achilles on uphills, until closing in on C10. Tripped on a rock on a trail while checking the map for the departure point to get to the control, and fell onto another rock.
A nice kid tried to help me up, but I was a bit stunned and told him to go on and I was OK. Took a few seconds to collect myself and get up, and my right arm felt funny, so I started to roll up my sleeve to check and saw the start of a deep gash. It looked incredibly strange, like there was a big dent in my skin, with some blood oozing. Got lightheaded and said I was going to need some help. Since it was very late in the course, a number of people passed by and stopped to help. Came close to going out for the count, but someone got me to lay down, instead of just sitting, and got my breathing under control. Angelica wrapped the arm with her shirt to get some pressure on it. After a few minutes, I was feeling better and thought I could at least walk down to the nearby parking lot, which took me past C10, so I punched, then convinced folks that I could walk to the finish, which I did.
Eventually we were off to the ER in Morehead and I got 9 sutures to close up the 3-4 inch wound.