Green course at Letchworth.
Actual distance traveled was 3.76 miles, per Forerunner.
I was pondering whether to enter M60 (Brown) or M40 (Green) for the club series, and finally decided if I'm going to the effort of attending a meet, I shouldn't just do the comparatively short Brown courses, so I went with M40 Green.
I didn't make any big navigational errors, just went slower than I should have in many places (sometimes the slowness was due to endurance, other times to being cautious about the navigation).
I had a small bobble going to #1 which didn't cost a lot of time but it was frustrating -- I didn't notice this indistinct trail going from the main trail down the hill, in the rough direction of the control. So I went too far down the main trail, looked for a place to leave the trail and head down the steep hill, when I concluded that the hill was too steep for me to be comfortable in descending it. That's when I noticed the trail, so I backtracked, picked up the trail, and was OK. No significant issues on 2, 3, and 4.
Endurance issue going out of #4 towards 5, while climbing a 9-contour, very steep hill. Got #5 OK but it seemed like I was going very slowly once I left the trail. Got a little confused going to #6 -- when I crossed the stream, I couldn't tell precisely where I was. I knew where I thought I might be but really couldn't verify it. So I approached the control assuming I was where I thought I might be, and fortunately found it OK.
No problem with #7. From 7 to 8, I think I took an inefficient route, deciding to forego a trail run and instead head more directly east. I think that was driven by being bushed from climbing up the steep hill from #7, and not liking the thought of doing a trail run. In any event, the progress was fairly slow and I had to pay some attention to navigation, so I'm sure I would have been a lot better off just taking the (only slightly longer) trail route. I did find #8 with no problem, at least, but this split was by far the longest of any of my controls.
I took a moderately direct way to the dirt road and then to the indistinct trail that lead to near #9; that went OK. From 9-10, I was looking for a trail starting from near #9 that headed almost directly to 10. I thought I saw a trail, which I took, but it was really a non-trail, so I wound up doing more off-trail running than I needed to. I might have lost a minute or two by not finding the trail.
All in all, I was fairly happy with things. I wish I had been in better shape on some of the hill climbs, but all things considered, it was OK, just not great.