Orienteering race 1:44:12  **** 11.63 km (8:57 / km) +136m 8:28 / km
spiked:8/18c shoes: Luath Blue XTalon 212s
Carolina North Forest, Red 7.6 km
Meet 20, course 30
A run on the beautiful new map by Dwaller. Lots of mostly small mountain biking trails through mostly open forest. A few confusing places where a little bit of misdirection required extra effort to be certain of my exact location. Most of the legs crossed all of the main linear features so XC navigation was usually the best, with an interspersed segment of trail here and there. My race was slower on the front and faster on the last third. Bobbles on 1, 10, 13. A big mistake on 8 looking for the small imbedded forest boundary required 3 attacks. The first was the result of exiting the approach trail too early. This was followed by a well buried 9 that had dersu and I searching for a couple of minutes. Lots of short pauses but nice to be moving relatively smoothly in the woods.