Orienteering race 2:24:10  *** 7.26 km (19:51 / km) +333m 16:09 / km
spiked:8/13c slept:6.5 shoes: Inov8 ORoc280-B 2013-10
SL 6 km. Temp about 40 and clouding over; showers held off until control pickup time.
Red course (F21) at EMPO club champs, not for glory (there aren't enough of us to really have a competition, and most of the advanced women are 60+), but just to get my money's worth on the Wakpominee map since I've only been on it once, a Brown test-course prior to the US Champs in 2013. (And to get in training for the UltraLong O....) Janet F was on Red also.
Considering how hilly and rocky the terrain is I would have been happy with about 2 hours, but it was trickier than I thought and I missed a bit on a number of controls, requiring relocating. Glen started 10 minutes behind me and got to #3 (the one requiring a 12-contour climb) almost 7 minutes ahead. I missed it to the left, thinking I was looking for the marsh not a cliff. When I saw a pond I checked my descriptions and relocated.
A bit off at 4*, 6, 8, and stopped at the earlier boulder to 9, but fine from there in. Leftover Halloween candy at the refreshment table was appreciated. :-)
Nice course by Frank...we appreciate all your work!
*which I think was hung on the boulder near the edge of the circle, but which I eventually found at the same time as Janet F.
EDIT: After looking at the track, I count about 23-24 minutes of error, so 2:00 really was doable with a clean "race."