Orienteering race 55:49  **** 4.29 km (13:01 / km) +69m 12:03 / km
ahr:177 max:195 shoes: Salomon Speedspike
Ottawa O-Fest Middle, Chapel Hill, M35
After a lot of reflection, I'm fairly happy with this result. The map was very technical and I found it difficult to read and follow the intricate contours. Many of the legs were quite short, however, and I found myself just running on a bearing for the ~100 - 150 m between controls. Disaster struck leaving 4 when I fell in the creek and my map hand landed in the grey, clay mud. I tried to wipe it off with some leaves, but it was hard to read for the rest of the race, and I definitely missed the best route into one control as it was covered in mud.
10 was the only real probably I had, as I was careless and got on the wrong side of a marsh.
The big problem for me these days, is that I probably just need bifocals, but I can't bring myself to go to the eye doctor and do it. sigh.