Hiking20:00  1.4 km (14:17 / km) shoes: Blue VJ Falcons - 10
Walk to Arena, including a bit on trails through the warm-up area. Didn't start my watch.
Orienteering race 31:32*** 3.32 km (9:31 / km) +73m8:34 / km ahr:144 max:174 spiked:8/9c shoes: Blue VJ Falcons - 10
Overlook NRE, hosted by ROC at Harriet Hollister Spencer Recreation Area. Brown course - 3.0k, 100m climb, 1:7500, 5m contours. Excellent course by Stina Bridgeman. Woods were generally open with great visibility, medium density trail network, some intricate contour detail and almost no rock. Low 50s, partly sunny.
I had a very good run with only one significant error of about 30 seconds. I started 2 minutes behind Marketa Graham, 4 minutes behind Janet T and 6 minutes behind Phil B. Saw Phil heading up the hill to 4 and got ahead when he took a small side excursion on the way to 5. Marketa also lost time going to 5 so I was ahead punching at 5 and on the way to 6. Janet Findlay also joined us at 5. I misread the contours in the circle at 6 and veered right while the rest of the train punched at 6, leaving me at the back of the pack coming out of 6. Passed Phil and Janet on the way to 7 and was just behind Marketa at 8. She headed off more to the south while I went more east to pick up trails to 9. Marketa came by me on the trail to punch 9 just ahead and then it was an all out sprint to the finish, where we punched at about the same time (although I was actually 2 minutes ahead from the start stagger). Good practice for tomorrow's Billygoat, although the intensity will likely be quite a bit lower.
Thanks to the ROC crew for a very well organized and executed event.