Orienteering race 1:33:27  15.8 km (5:55 / km) +320m 5:22 / km
shoes: Inov-8 OROC 280 2016
PM NAOC Long at Croucher Mountain, 1:15000. Can't believe this was the equivilant to EOC! Control circles were way too small, map printing was far from good, pretty blurry which made the tag lines on the depressions almost impossible to see when they were there, control flags were hung so low the flags were toughing the ground in a lot of places and made them very hard to see. My race was completely sabotaged from the start. I guess Louise missed her start so was throwing a tantrum at the start which I understand but affected me trying to get ready for my race as I was already in the call up. Then the people at the start told me to move up from -3 to -2 with absolutely no time in the -3 box, then when I was at -1 the clock did not match up as it was already passed my start time so I asked whats going on and they gave me a stupid its fine answer. This completely threw me off from the beginning as I thought I missed my start! Supposedly I started 1min early which is BS, if they new I was starting early why didn't they do something about it? I screwed up #1 because of all this added stress to an already very stressful situation and the flag was completely hidden it was hung so low that I ran past it within 10m (I was on the hill but didn't see it) maybe if I wasn't so stressed already I could have taken a few seconds and not second guessed where I was. Managed to get it under control until I caught Anton and he fuck*** asked me what number I'm going to? Like really dude come on were orienteering here. I was so shocked I actually told him. I will never regret that. Of course he then followed me. Completely threw me that someone in M21E would actually ask me that. Blew it at #12 as there is NO tag line next to the control circle which made me think it was a high point. Just tried to get to the finish after this. Still don't know what my time was?? Apparently in the Yukon you can change peoples times after the official results are posted in the arena. Estimated distance as I forgot to start my watch in the shit show. Course distance was 12.1km.
It was a good course with a bit of everything!. Could have been and should have been much more enjoyable.
Pretty tough running in a lot of places with all the dead fall and super fast and open in some sections. Started to cramp a bit in the end, didn't drink enough and was decently warm probably around 23C. 4th place...wow.