Orienteering race 1:44:23  *** 7.8 km (13:23 / km) +350m 10:56 / km
spiked:18/18c shoes: New Balance 749
GOC Champs - Long.
Awesome new map by Paul! I really enjoyed the course despite the insane climb.
Had an almost perfect race navigation wise. No problems in the circle and pulled off some good route choices or at least ones that suited me. Had a reasonable start with Piers (3mins behind) only catching me near #4. Saw Tania (12mins ahead) coming out of the neighboring farm as I went in. Knew I was about 3 minutes off her pace but was happy to still be in contact. Caught Glynn (3mins) going to #9 and think I spotted Piers behind me:) #11 was a long leg, Glynn took the road the whole way. I left the road so I wouldn't loose height and found a good game track. Got there just before him and caught up to Fred. #12 was cool. I went straight, Glynn went straight for half, then went up the road and Fred took the road all the way. We all got there within seconds of each other. Lost 2 mins to Tania on #16. My exit angle was a bit off so went through a bit of green but not worth 2mins so not sure what happened there. Had a smooth run into the finish.
Was 2nd, 6 minutes behind Tania. Happy with that. Can't hope for much better navigation, just wish I could get up the hills faster!
Will put up map and GPS track in a few weeks.
GPS distance 9.3km