orienteering45:49 6.15 km (7:27 / km) ahr:157 max:175 13c
Orienteering at Slough Creek. Gene set the course. I made the map, but it was mostly a remote project. I used the lidar data, the old 1983 map, and some photos for most of the work. I ran there a couple of times and added a few features. I thought the map was good. I might do some more field checking next fall. More work would be useful to get some of the vegetation differences (though KP did a really good job for the most). There are also some old barbed wire fences to either cut down or map. And some of the rocky ground could use work.
I ran ok. I blew the route to the first control. But, otherwise I was navigating well and working pretty hard.
I ran with the GoPro and might make a mapflixer.
Weather was fine for running, but not ideal for an event. Temps ranged from about 37-41F. We had a little light snow and rain. The ground was wet and the lake was high. At one point the lake was across the road, but only an inch or so deep.
When I was getting ready to run I heard thunder. I thought I might have to wait a bit before the storm passed, but I checked lightningmaps.org and it looked like the lightning was not going to be a problem, so I got out the door.
I jogged on West Campus. I got rained on a bit. I felt ok.