Orienteering 44:32  **** 4.7 km (9:29 / km) +75m 8:47 / km
spiked:9/17c shoes: La Sportiva Crosslite
Ontario Champs Middle. 12/19, Winner Will C. in 37:00. Overall the first 4 controls were good for me, I completely lost focus and forgot about my orienteering technique on controls 5 to 8, and was good after I walked for 30s and then regrouped after blowing control 8. Lost 15s on a poor attack on 4, 1:00 on a poor bearing on 5, 1:00 after leaving the wrong path from a clearing on 6, 2:30 on 7 and 2:00 on 8 after paying too much attention to indistinct trails and not much else, 30s on a poor attack on 13, 15s on indecision on 14 and 15s on control circle confusion on 15. Total time loss about 7:45, far too much and very rusty orienteering. About the only good thing about this race is that if you subtract my errors my time would have been good enough for the win (but everyone was making mistakes, 33-34 minutes would have been a better winning time)
Orienteering race 19:08  *** 2.7 km (7:05 / km)
spiked:14/20c shoes: La Sportiva Crosslite
Ontario Champs Sprint, 14/20, winner Will C. 14:48. Tricky race with 2 technical sections in the woods and the rest a fairly easy open sprint race. Overall my navigation was sloppy and I was slow. Lost 20s on 1 when I couldn't see the control in thick vegetation, 15s with a retarded route on 5, 10s on a poor bearing on 9, 30s on a brutal attack on 15, 1min on an extremely shoddy display of compasswork and mapreading on 17, and 10s on a poor route to 18. Overall time loss 2:25.