Orienteering 31:37  3.5 km (9:02 / km)
shoes: Asics Gel-Kayano 22
World Orienteering Day! Took a personal day off work to help out at the various events Francis organized with the club to make this a special reaching out day in the community.
Started with a drive to the Arboretum to get the crew set up for the arrival of 45 high school students who were going to do the courses there.
Made our way downtown to City Hall, where we set up a novice course for people to do for free. Hazel was with us, and she proved to be a great 'lure' to bring in some people! I had my first experience setting some controls, and worked registration with Lorna. Then, Cathy and I walked the route with Hazel to see if people wanted to try O-ing. Got a few folks out! At one point I took two Lisgar students who were on lunch break (Ana and Muna). They were good at reading the map, and of course loved Hazel.
After a Tim's lunch and dropping off Hazel at home, Francis and I went to Lansdowne Park to help set up for the evening event: some sprint courses on Stefan's map. I helped out with registration again, then went on the advanced course. It was great!! I loved it. Did fairly well for me (31:37 on between 3.5 and 4 k(?) on a course that proved to have one or two tricky controls). Great weather: 22 deg and sunny. Lots of people came out. I finished in the middle of about 38 starts.
A great effort by the usual crew to set up and tear down; Francis did a great job setting the whole day up too.
Cold beers in the evening at 9:30 with a Thai Express meal. Awesome!