flew up to manchester this morning. pretty much no warmup, just being lazy I guess. garmin was DOA, had to reset and recharge it on the epunch team's generator before the final round.
Orienteering race 29:59 4.7 km (6:23 / km) +95m5:48 / km spiked:11/13c shoes: VJ Falcon spikes 2009
felt really slow running, I guess from the heat which nobody was acclimatized to. still, a pretty clean run and I was happy with the placing (2nd behind boris).
Running warm up/down 1:14 0.09 mi (13:41 / mi) +1m13:25 / mi ahr:134 max:149 shoes: VJ Falcon spikes 2009
heat sucks away my desire to warmup. I'd rather be cool.
Orienteering race 45:34 7.09 km (6:26 / km) +107m5:59 / km ahr:178 max:185 shoes: VJ Falcon spikes 2009
started out slow since I knew it was going to be hot. screwed up the first one due to a weak attack and maybe some distraction from a bleeding thorn wound on my finger. then a few good controls and caught up to both clem and jon at #5. we stretched out a bit on the long run to 7. I was working to keep up even though I couldn't and that probably made me a bit stupid. wasn't paying enough attention on 8, and that killed me. never noticed the marsh or the first trail crossing, which was my planned attack point. then misread the dubious olive green as water. figured it out before too long, but clem and jon were long gone. boris caught up when I messed up 10 slightly. probably should have gone left instead of straight on 14. pulled away from boris when he slowed down a bit, and kept ahead until the end.
overall I guess it wasn't so bad, but still disappointed about the stupid errors, even though most other had problems too. I do like this format though, and both the semi and final courses were good.