Orienteering race 53:49  *** 6.04 km (8:55 / km) +169m 7:49 / km
spiked:11/13c shoes: VJ Falcons 4 (yellow)
Green X course on French Creek North as part of DVOA Fall Festival. Gorgeous day, 50's and sunny - not your typical November day. Woods were quite open. Nice course by Sandy F with plenty of French Creek challenges. A decent run but speed was a bit hampered by sore tendons in my right ankle. Was being extra cautious in rocky areas to minimize tweaking the ankle. Lost a couple of minutes on #3 finding the depression just outside the circle and taking a bit to figure out what was going on. Had trouble seeing the what was going on in the campground area for #13 with the connecting line and control circle blending in with the map detail. About 7th on Green X, 3rd in M60.
Straightline 5.5km, 145m climb.
Minor, minor gripe - I had to weave around three recreational groups on my way to #1. While I don't think it cost me any time, it certainly was a distraction. The recreational start window only partially overlapped the competitive start window, so earlier starters did not have this distraction.