Orienteering race 6:37:50  26.2 km (15:11 / km) +600m 13:37 / km
Hudson Highlander XVI
It was raining hard when I woke up, but the weather gradually improved during the drive to the meet. Turned out to be a nice day.
Start, Finish and two map exchanges at Lake Walsh.
Started with Paul Regan. By the time we got to 1 we were in a group of five: Dean Sturtevant, Charlie DeWeese, Craig Weber, Paul and myself. The group stayed intact until the trail run. Paul was doing the Lowlander and
Craig took off faster than the rest of us were up to. When we got to the end of the lake and turned north, Dean dropped back, so Charlie and I completed the leg together. Started the third leg with Craig at a walk. Charlie and Dean join us, but Dean soon dropped back again. The three of us completed the rest of the course more or less together. Craig looked strong at the end and I suspect he was holding back to keep the group together. With Charlie's resent injuries, I was surprised at how well he held up. I would not have been able to keep up with a healthy Charlie.
I clearly had a lot of help getting around this year, but for this event, I'll take whatever I can get.