Trained, but watch is in hotel room where S is currently napping, so just some notes now.
I got to the Gillingsrod training map and realized I forgot my o-shoes, so went in running shoes which at least forced me to go slowly.
It's delightful, but not easy terrain. Visibility is much better than COCs, which is a relief. Underfoot is soft and sometimes up-to-knee blueberries, but more often just midshin. So it takes effort to get through, but isn't impossible or anything.
Cliffs are big. There are definitely meter-high cliffs that weren't on this map, will have to pay more attention to that on model map. But in general, ones that I wouldn't want to go up or down were marked on the map. At least at low speed it wasn't hard to make sense of them.
Dot knolls a-plenty! The border between formline-hill and dot knoll seems to favor dot knoll by a bunch, at least by this mapper. Another thing that could be different by WOC-mapper, so to pay attention to on the middle.
Marshes weren't that nice to run through. More tussock-y than I remember Scandi marshes, I guess they can be different in different places. And it's been wet, so they are wet and suction-y, probably worse in running shoes. Based on today, I wouldn't favor routes going through lots of marshes. Although yes, yellow open marshes are great attack points and zones of perfect visibility.
Eva J. set an excellent long training course on Gillingsrod. I still don't know what one should do to be fastest from the start to 1 or from 2 -> 3.