orienteering 2:10:00  **
11c weight:164lbs shoes: Brooks Accel
Nursery O' 6 hour mini-rogaine, New Carlisle, Ohio. Bitter cold and northwest winds overwhelmed my gloves and I quit the course early. 10 controls in 1:26:46 had me on a 4.5 hour pace to clear the course, but as I turned back into the wind it became quickly apparent that my gloves were not up to the task. After taking shelter behind a storage shed and warming my fingers for a few minutes, I got one last control at 1:43:15 then headed for the finish. Made it about a kilometer and had to take shelter ina barn for another 5 or 10 minutes to get my fingers thawed out again, then made the final 3 kilometer or so dash back to the finish, ending with an official tiem of 2:29:28, and 560 points, amazingly good enough for 3rd place in the 50 and under age group.