trail run 10:00  2.2 km (4:33 / km)
warm-up - mix of trail and terrain, some with yesterday's map.
orienteering race 1:34:01  *** 13.95 km (6:44 / km)
COK Day 2, Blue. Even more map weirdness...some crazy distortions like at The Willows in Philly. Lots of seemingly random "out-of-bounds" areas marked on the map. Did a "Superman" over a cable gate on a road while reading the map. There's no more rude awakening in O than reading the map one second, and having a mouth full of leaves the next.
Ran across Vlad near 13, then split a couple of controls with him. In particular 15. We left 14 together contouring on the line. I climbed up to a clearing on a spur, then contoured out on trail to road, taking road/trail all the way around to the r.o. and straight down. Didn't see Vlad until I was leaving at the edge of the circle...he was coming in the same way I had, but I think he may have stayed on the line/contour. Curious to know his route. Met him again at 16 after I took a left route, lost contact, regained, and then spent some time checking every pair of boulders (there were several) down the Rhodo-choked reentrant until finally getting to the pair that had a flag between them - seeing Vlad and a couple of others coming in from the right. We ran the road together 2/3 of the way to 17, then in a clearing we exited at different angles and Vlad said "Place your bets, folks" or something to that effect, and I didn't see him again. I went more right to cut through the narrowest dark green, then took the trail to the clearing bend, then straight on the line down the reentrant.