3:00 to 3:30
Could we use that in our promotional materials. Seasoned orienteer can not put better the emotions that this guy described.
(This is Mike wardian - 2:29:00 marathoner getting lost at Barkley this year)
Nice that at the end, he mentions that having done this one race, his navigation skills are now all polished up.
That's ego jumping in at the end there... would take a lot more than one muddling through of navigation to have it "polished up"
Gary mentioned coming to GVOC events to brush up on his navigation :Dhttp://runningmagazine.ca/interview-gary-robbins-2...
People have different ideas on what navigation entails. One of our local "adventure races", the navigation involved following the pink tapes (or it used to, I think it's been dumbed down since then because people kept taking wrong turns).
I think navigation is a broad concept and orienteering one method. I can navigate downtown using street signs and no one would frown on my using that method.
Before hearing it in conjunction with Orienteering I always thought navigation was something done in a naval vessel or airplane. The navigator would sit behind the pilots plotting the course on a map. His name was usually Scotty and he wore his cap funny. Guess I watched too many old war movies.
Old war movies? That's what I used to do right here in the 21st century (though the planes could themselves very well have been features in old war movies).