orienteering race (Timm Drive South) 51:23  3.0 km (17:08 / km)
shoes: Columbia Trail Meister
2, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 6, 4, 1
with handicap 49.1% 30/45
Through the first eight controls, I was pleased with straightforward yet slow course. Deep water was everywhere. From 11 my plan was to use Robertson Road. Water was soon over my waist. For more than five controls, I had a follower. For his safety and mine, I headed back north through ankle deep rather than waist deep. I did worry when my follower was unable to keep close. If I'd known this was going to be my route, I would not have done the control earlier. I left trail to head S to 6 and soon found myself surrounded by waste deep water. Watching the minutes tick away, I eventually found rock wall to trail. Without using compass I must have got twisted because I thought I was farther W. Back on E/W trail I broke S along next rock wall thinking I was heading for 3. I wasted far too much time seeking 3 when I was actually near enough to spot runner attacking 6. What a mess.