Orienteering race 17:31  2.7 km (6:29 / km) +25m 6:12 / km
spiked:10/12c shoes: New Balance 479 - V3
GVP Sprint. First control not my best. Like Stina, I decided for the first time this year I'd run in shorts, and 12 seconds into the race realized I run into the woods that had a poison ivy ground-cover...
Thought from the map that the first control would be beside the road, but when I came out of the woods I didn't see anything. Checked and saw two rocks and thought that would be into the woods a bit and so jumped into the woods on the other side thinking they'd be just into the woods - but no luck.
Took a bit to move around and find then beside the road as I first thought. [should have been more precise with the compass, first leg movement, and map reading]
Rest of the race was fine - essentially following handrails.
Distracted by the bench and side trail at 6.
Splits seem to show that the side trail was a few seconds faster to 7 - I missed it, Stina didn't, and the further bridge was faster to 8 - I took it, Stina didn't.
Distracted by similar vegetation at 10, and perhaps took the long way around the game.
Orienteering race 56:20  9.7 km (5:48 / km) +65m 5:37 / km
shoes: New Balance 479 - V3
GVP Trail Challenge. Nice course and effort, seemed to pace myself well.
The cat-tails at 5 threw me a bit, but everybody else seemed to be going around them, so I followed.slight mis-step on way to 10 as I almost followed the line to 16, but Stina went just in front at that point.
Bigger gaff as I stopped at 16 on the way to 11, and groaned when Stina didn't, and I realized the error.
Lost one runner on the way to 16 (for real) when I went right and he went left. Perhaps the earlier experience helped there...