Orienteering3:56:48*** 22.61 km (10:28 / km) +523m9:23 / km ahr:128 max:152 spiked:26/30c shoes: NB 1210 "Leadville"
Stage 1 - Two Rivers Adventure Race, 5-hour "foot only" division. Basically a rogaine/score-O using a slightly enhanced USGS map. 30 controls, each worth 1 point, so the strategy was just picking an efficient route. Controls were on both sides of the Brandywine Creek with limited crossing opportunities (two bridges, one ford) and on both sides of the PA-DE border (which posed no crossing issues). Most of the area is private farmland so it's a mix of open fields and woods. The woods were pretty scratchy in places and parts would be unpassable in the warmer months. Pretty decent weather for December - mid to upper 40s with some sun early but clouding up later.
Managed to visit all 30 controls with an hour to spare, so satisfied with the perfomance. Was still able to jog a bit coming in from the last control. No cramping during the event but, not surprisingly, some later in the evening.
Orienteering56:03*** 4.7 km (11:56 / km) +205m9:48 / km ahr:123 max:161 spiked:13/15c shoes: VJ Falcons 8
Stage 2 - Night-O at McKaig Preserve. Map based on USGS contours (10ft) but with trails and many other features added was quite adequate. A small area bounded by houses on all sides and adjacent to Roberts Elementary School (where Janet and I attended first grade!). Green course (i.e the more navigationally advanced point-to-point course). 3.9k with 158m climb. Chilly (30s) but access to a heated building. Ran OK except for controls #3 and #5 where I tried too much "straight on compass" and then didn't hit trails I was planning to hit (leaf cover made some of the trails difficult to see). Able to run in spite of the day's earlier activities. A couple of significant climbs.