Orienteering 1:02:05  *** 6.7 km (9:16 / km) +305m 7:33 / km
spiked:26/28c shoes: Icebug Spikes
Ridley Creek Fox Trot - Red course. A very well-designed course by HM3 which took full advantage of the park's white woods - I only had one tiny puncture. There were many short legs which gave the race a middle-distance feel but a nice long leg as well (16-17, I took the lefthand trail/road route). The control placement was particularly noteworthy. In almost all cases, you could see the feature before the control. Bravo to the course setter and vetter.
A great way to end the season. Thanks, Dasha, Team MacMullan, the Ahlswedes, Sandy, and anyone else who helped.
And then the Ridley Riddle. Due to the absence of some notable national Trail-O luminaries, I felt compelled to uphold tradition by filing a protest on the first Model control.
I am making steady progress on my goal of becoming a Trail-O rock star. While I didn't quite own the course, I did manage a respectable 3rd place finish (missing only 1 control) and earned bragging rights for the forseeable future.
My training focus for the next few months will be rote rules memorization (or at least reading them).