Orienteering (radio O) 46:27  *** 3.74 km (12:26 / km) +73m 11:20 / km
spiked:3/3c shoes: Salomon SC 3.1
figured I needed to try out a new O format. the equipment took about 5 minutes to learn how to use, but combining the radio antennae, the map, a compass, ear phones and a grease pencil was a bit clumsy at times.
started out running out towards where I got signals for 1 and 3. radio 2 was across this route. radio 4 was not sending so I had a minute gap between 3 and 1 where I just continued running in a easterly direction. while I was on a bearing and generally keeping track of where I was on the map I caught a glimpse of a flag and figured I better check it. sure enough it was radio 1. great start. as I was standing next to the flag the frequency went from radio 4 to radio 1 and just about blew out my ear drums. holy crap. no instruction on that. I continued east and when 3 came around again I was getting a more northerly signal so turned that way. soon after I was at a huge boulder and radio 3. one left and that was radio 2. decided to look on the northern end of the axis line as the south end seemed too close to the start and I was instructed the nearest one was about 750 meters away. not sure if that info is normally given out. anyhow, I headed straight at radio 2 when it came on and continued running through the signals for 3, 4 and 1 and found it on another huge boulder. a quick run in to the finish. bummer radio 4 was not working as I wanted a legit result to compare.
I got to wondering after this what is the most World O champs attended in different disciplines.