Many thanks to the course setters, the vetter and map printer and the whole event crew including the cooks and everybody else who helped with the race!
It appears the course gets longer every year, or maybe it's the fact that my speed goes down.
I had a fun time to race with a group of great orienteers who, well, looked quite beat at times, pushing past the blueberry trees and a few times hitting the rocks or being attacked the famous Harriman cramp attack beavers. We made it back to Silvermine, somehow dreaming of the food that waited for us.
Yes, thanks to Geof, Chinghua, Peggy, Bernie, Greg, Liisa, and the whole crew for putting on another fabulous Highlander! What a joy to run through Harriman for four hours! Can't wait for the next one.
Which leg is the trail run?
12-13, 13-14, and 14-15 are the trail run splits (two controls on the trail run at trail junctions).
Actually, 12-13-14-15 was the trail run. There were two controls along the trail to keep us from shortcutting.
Yeah I edited my response probably while you were replying!
Yes, thank you all so much! The courses were fantastic - I had another "oh )(@*%" moment when I looked at Surebridge leg 1...starting to be a theme with Long events, lately, which I appreciate. As usual, the event team really took great care of us.
Thanks for another grand adventure.
Sorry to miss it, sounded like an awesome event. Kudos to all the organizers and runners alike!
It wasn't the Highlander but I would just like to say how much I enjoyed the race you organized yesterday at Craftsbury, Alex. In particular my feet really enjoyed running on the nice soft ground there!
Fun to have done another Highlander again, and to have run with so many great orienteers. I hope HVO puts on some more events there!