Orienteering race 1:00:18  *** 3.7 km (16:18 / km) +107m 14:14 / km
spiked:6/8c (injured) shoes: Inov8 ORoc280-A 2013-08
Brown course Middle on Deep Hollow map, 2.9 km 95m climb, 8 controls
Ribs/ left side still very sore so wasn't going very fast out there. I (along with quire a few others from what I heard) had trouble with our second control, a cliff on a hillside among many, many other cliffs. I found someone else's control but then was offline enough that I went beyond and down the wrong side of the rockiness. When I was far enough down the spur that I could see the finish and the very large cliff a couple contours below me I knew I had to climb back up. I took a different line up and saw the flag from below and others punching at it. Splits will show but I figure I lost about 8 minutes (maybe more).
Lost a little bit of time going to 4 when I decided I didn't want to wade the wide stream and deviated to the bridge/crossing point 100m away, but the flag was easy to spot from a distance. Then I went to the wrong rocks near 5, a much smaller error.
A uninspiring course (a bunch of yellow difficulty controls, an intermediate control and a couple of advanced legs), but not the silly unnecessary climb that we had last year. Thank you, LTC Campbell, for your course consulting.
4th today, not too far behind my usual competition if I had been clean to 2.