Orienteering race 1:23:55  *** 7.3 km (11:30 / km) +270m 9:42 / km
16c shoes: Icebug olx
NAOC Long Green-Z. This was much better than yesterday. The weather was fine, as were the map and terrain. Not much of a warm-up, and nervous on the first control, overran to the trail bend and tracked back in. Settled down after that and navigated well to 2, 3, 4, 5. On the long leg to 6, I went way east, picked up the E-W stone wall, followed it to the N-S stone wall, then trail, stream, and wall again. Just before the road I waded knee-deep (slow), then up through the rough open to the thin ridge with the rock line on top. From there to the corner of the stone walls, attack point. Came straight to the reentrant but stopped short and, seeing no control, headed downhill to the swamp, then back up and saw the further reentrant. Too bad, a couple of minutes wasted there on what was otherwise a good leg.
No further problems, got the overall best time on the short steep climb from 10 to 11 (hey, climbing is what I do best!). On the long leg to 15, I came back around the hill and down around W side of the lake the way I had come in, got on the road and ran it hard over the little ridge and then back in to the control. Second best time on that leg.
Finished 4th overall, 2 seconds out of 3rd place. Bit of a disappointment there, of course, but a fine run nevertheless.