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In the 1 days ending Sep 9, 2017:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering1 52:55 1.93(27:28) 3.1(17:04) 147
  Total1 52:55 1.93(27:28) 3.1(17:04) 147

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Saturday Sep 9, 2017 #

8 PM

Orienteering race (Night-O) 52:55 [3] 3.1 km (17:04 / km) +147m 13:48 / km

Night-O at Hickory Run Park in the Poconos. I ran the Advanced, 3.1km (distance run 4.58 per GPS). Beautiful evening, cool and crisp. Unfortunately Alexandra couldn't come with me (she had been signed up for the day training as well). Started out with a 15 minute mistake on 1, at first I held the map upside down (2 mins, how embarrassing is that!), then I just couldn't find the control. It was just 40 meters off the 90 degree bend of a path, should have been dead easy, I tried it about 6 different times from different angles, it just wasn't there. I was about to give up when I went a little further down on the path, and further west, and found it straight away. I went back in daylight the next day to check it out, as I wondered whether the control was misplaced. But no, it was my error, though the white area where the control was situated, in between the greens, is now considerably smaller than what's shown on the map. That's what confused me...

Pretty OK after that, a bit of a wobble on 2. At one point I thought I saw the reflectors on the control...ran towards it but then it started moving...eyes of a deer! On 3 I didn't see the small path on the map and thought for a while I was already on the bigger solid path a bit further on. Spiked 4 through 7, which funnily enough were the hardest controls on the map! To 7 I caught the re-entrant from the top, just as planned which felt good. Tough going to 8, ended up in more green than I wanted.

Fun as always, would have placed around 6 or 7 out of 29 if it hadn't been for the first control...placed 15th instead.

Map with GPS track here:

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