Orienteering race 2:17:38*** 8.88 km (15:30 / km) +177m14:06 / km ahr:121 max:149 spiked:8/13c shoes: 2017 Inov8 ArcticClaw 300
"Green" course at Hickory Run, nominally 6.5km, 140m climb, designed by Steve Aronson.
Courses were too long for these woods. Light green was lots and lots of beech saplings that will make the woods really thick in a few years.
I would have been happy if he'd cut it short, maybe 6-10 then in, or skipping 8-9-10 completely. I reached 8 at around 85 minutes, and typically do a green course wth few errors in about 90-95 min, so knew it'd be a slog the rest of the way. Then I started making mistakes (good thing I had an extra Gu or they'd have been much worse).
1 - Tried to go straight down spur from hilltop on trail, but planned to go out to power line trail and relocate if I missed it, which I did; J-hooking around to it.
7 - On a line to it but when I hit the first batch of stony ground turned left instead of right. It was slightly hidden.
9 - Totally misread the stream (never saw it) and rocky ground beyond (which I thought was the stream). Spent too much time trying to figure it out.
11 - Lost confidence partway and headed left before relocating off the black circle (permanent control marker).
13 - At trail split, didn't notice the left fork! The mapped amphitheater looked like two buildings to me, despite my using reading glasses AND a magnifier. Ugh.
Happy with my navigation on several technical controls; 2, 4, 5, 8, 10.
Orienteering warm up/down (control pickup) 33:21*** 1.61 km (20:44 / km) +31m18:54 / km ahr:111 max:128 spiked:8/8c shoes: 2017 Inov8 ArcticClaw 300
Before we went out on morning courses we said we could help pick up controls after the event. Fortunately they kept some fairly easy ones for us. Rich Boeme and I split up the ones on Camp Daddy Allen, and Glen drove out to a few near Sand Spring.
Not included in the track is picking up the Go control which needed to wait until a few more folks finished...by the time I get back they had.
Started my watch late, at the basketball court, so this should include another minute or so.