Orienteering race 49:45  *** 3.9 km (12:45 / km) +175m 10:25 / km
Green Y middle course. Seemed just slightly long and not really technical enough for a middle, but a decent course. Winning time was Holly K in 36 minutes. I had a very consistent run. Some time lost in the ride between 3 and 4. I was trying to match the trail bends with the terrain and it wasn't working out. Eventually I decided that the trail just wasn't quite right and trusted the contours. I stayed on the trail longer than planned because of this.
Bad route choice from 9 to 10. I stayed low and I'm sure a more direct route would have been faster. This happened partly because I was running with Charlie (speaking of which - what's up with two Green courses and the only difference is the first control?) and he took off on the low route. Also, although I had originally been planning the higher route, at one point I think I accidentally looked at the 6 circle instead of 9 and thought - "oh, this low route isn't so long after all." Realized this was wrong when I ran into control 6 along the route.
Orienteering race (Sprint) 26:13  *** 2.5 km (10:29 / km) +75m 9:07 / km
LAOC had a team! I ran with father and son pair Allen and Will Hubsch. Will is quite the star here in LAOC territory. He ran yellow at the meet, but has been training on Orange and advanced courses at local meets. Won the Orange at Anza-Borrego this year. Allen took the lead leg and did respectably, then Will went out. Unfortunately, he had difficulty in the technical final portion of the course and lost some time. I went out last and was gratified to be seeing other competitors out there. The most fun was turning right into the finish while about 6 guys were doing their gender penalty loop.