O - competition race (Quantico Middle) 1:02:25  5.14 km (12:09 / km)
Rain overnight, wet ground, warm day. Veg starting to green out enough to cut visibility. More briars than last time 2 years ago made it distracting in places.
Not happy with run. Ran hard, but many mistakes.
A little left going to 1 got me on the wrong spur and I looked across the creek in the wrong spot. Saw other people 60 m over but didn’t believe they were right until I checked it and found the bag. 2 min
Okay to 2 and 3 and then left after crossing the road got me on the wrong spur. Up that until I hit a control, which was my 5, so shot a bearing over to the right spot. 6 min
Then back to 5 and over to 6, but came down to the right to avoid blow down and briars. Searched that area a little before popping over the slight spur to the control. 3 min
Okay to 7 and 8, then did a 180 out of 8 and got across the creek and up the hillside before the terrain didn’t match. So backtracked 250 m to 8 again and on to 9. Lost 5 or 6 min.
Clean to the end. Will check the gps, but likely 15 min wasted total. Took 1st in class, but not because I ran well, down the list a ways overall on brown.