Orienteering race 52:13  *** 3.27 mi (15:58 / mi) +94m 14:39 / mi
ahr:96 max:126 shoes: Spirit OLX (last)
Georgia Navigator Cup Classic Day 1, Brown-X. Great course in good terrain. There were areas of nice open forest, but the majority of the woods were slow, although not unpleasant.
I took a few trail routes, but there were straight options, and I'm pretty sure straight would have been faster in most cases, but the safety trade-off seemed reasonable. I went straight at least once. Anyway, I think it was good course setting. And the control placements were excellent. I hear that was due to the efforts of Mr. o_maps, who was the course consultant. I'd like to get his brain dump.
I was happy with my run. Only one significant time loss I can remember, and it was at the "go" control. I expected it to be on an object in the woods (going by the map, not the description; error #1). I was confused by the roads and ran right by the double-punch control, thinking it was the finish (error #2). Stopped and scratched my head, then walked back to the flag to check the number. Doh!
Second in M65+, 3 minutes behind Piaras de Cleir.