Orienteering (Foot) 22:17  2.42 mi (9:12 / mi)
North American Orienteering Sprint Championships on the Dartmouth Campus map in Hanover, NH. Like the other 2 races this weekend, I had rough starts. I went through the cemetery on leg #1 and dropped down too early. After figuring this out standing in a parking lot, I cut through some thick tree breaks on a short but steep embankment. I tumbled and hit my head. Shaking that off, I crossed another tree break and finally went to the control. I played it more safely going to #2 wide to the left on roads and the staircase. I went the long way around (left sides) to #5 & #6. I moved better until after #14. Instead of going back up the stairs, I went around the buildings and slowed a little hesitantly into the spectator control (#15). For #17, I was getting tired climbing but right on. For #18, I stayed high and like many, descended the staircase before going around the wall. Coming out of #18 in a blind curve I ran in front of a car which thankfully screeched to a stop. Overall, this was fun. I wasn't expecting to anyway, but with my error, I was well out of the running to place on the first leg.