orienteering race 2:08:11  14.05 km (9:07 / km) +457m 7:51 / km
shoes: Inov-8 Oroc 350
Billygoat, Blue Mountain, 11.2 km, 29th. 32nd shirt for me. Not too bad a result, pretty clean overall. With a pretty big crowd through the first nine controls, including a little hiccup on the way to #7. We passed very close to #8, close enough that a few people went and looked at it and called out, "This is number 8!". (No kidding.) But a few of us swung pretty wide to the right after that, and came at the control from the SSE. As I was coming up the broad reentrant, there were a lot of people standing around looking kind of confused, but I knew exactly where I was. The pack thinned out some from there to #11, maybe because some people skipped #9? Behind Alex and a few others going to #12, and they were out of sight by #13. On my own through #14 (though I could hear a few people), and I saw a bunch of folks up ahead as I approached #15, but only Daniel was with me for the next few controls. He and I were at #19 together, and were both skipping #20, but he went on the small MTB trail while I backtracked to the road and took the larger trail around. I think it was probably a decent skip, but I maybe didn't execute it optimally. Our paths merged about 60% of the way to #21 -- I was behind, due in some part to the fact that I stopped briefly to fiddle with a shoelace. He wasn't aware that I was behind him, and he missed #21 high and to the left, while I spiked it, arriving with Dave Pruden and Alex. The three of us were together for the short leg to #22, then Alex went straightish toward #23 while I went left and around on the trail. She ended up ahead of me by almost two minutes. Don't know if Dave went the same way I did, but he was close behind me at #23, then he skipped and was gone while I went to #24. Pretty smooth route to #24, and spiked it, and nobody else in the vicinity as I came into the finish.
Decided to wear the Active Ankle, and I don't regret it. A little bit of rain near the end, no big deal. Quite a fine event.