My mistake on 1 was due to my gross misunderstanding of the scale, it was a relatively simple control but I think my confidence was a little shot after that.
2 was a good leg, great navigation close to the line, it felt good.
I was a little off on 3, but I realized it quickly.
4 was unnoticeable.
Going to 5, I barely recall seeing the trail, but it didn't register while I was running. I noticed the indistinct trail later on and thought that was the earlier trail, which is why I kept running. Fixed it once I got close to the road. A safer route could have been of use, running the road to the intersection and running the reentrant up.
6 was about a recollection of confidence, a good safe route that I could hardly mess up. It was fast running, I don't think I lost any noticeable amount of time and I could read ahead on 7.
Good navigation to 7, the second half of the route was very vague but my bearing was good enough.
Bad compass going to 8, but I hit one of the little red boxes and fixed my path.
Bad compass to 9, I knew where I was when I crossed the second trail, but even though I put in a conscious effort to fix my line, it didn't seem to work. My pace slowed significantly because I was trying to figure out why the hill didn't match.
Good compass to 10.
Around the green into 11, nothing significant.
The highlight of my race, number 12. My compass was very good, but there is a point where you can see my route turn 90 degrees off of it. I can explain this. Where I turned, there was a red box, just like the other ones mapped across the map. They're incredibly prevalent. There was only one man made object mapped on the stream, so that's where I thought I was. My parallel error ensued, and I searched the wrong reentrant. I eventually relocated by confirming that the road was there, but by that point it was far too late.
Nothing memorable about 13.
On the way to 14, I encountered a ditch in the dark green. I figured that's where I was, but my pace still slowed quite a bit.
15 was good, it was a compass leg after crossing the second trail.
Bad compass to 16 going down the spur, there was something that resembled an indistinct trail that was just my imagination. This would have been fixed by more attention to my compass and letting it settle before I started running. Another disappointing thing is I saw the two man made objects, but I didn't give it much thought. That's something to keep in mind for future races.
Trail leg to 17.
Again, compass was pretty skewed going to 18, but got it back on track.
19 was a compass leg.
20 was a strange mistake to make, I can chalk that up to unawareness of compass and my ignorance of a trail that would have made it very easy.
Overall, I'm going to take this one as a valuable learning experience in compass use and handling frustration with grace.