Orienteering race (Middle Brown) 48:15  *** 3.52 km (13:43 / km) +145m 11:23 / km
spiked:16/16c slept:7.0 shoes: Inov8 ORoc280-A 2013-08
Flying Pig day 1, Bear Creek Scout Reservation, 1:7500 / 6m contours
Middle, 3.1 km / 170m climb claimed
OCIN claimed the possiblity of re-routing some of the courses due to high water in Bear Creek, and I think they did for the Brown course; it was on the simple side but still technical enough. Lots of linear features or just off linear features; I'd say it was between yellow and orange difficulty. Still, there was room for errors, but I managed to avoid them today. The test will be whether I can keep it up for the next two days. Moved about as fast as I can these days.
Late starts, when we left I was 3rd overall on Brown, behind Sharon Crawford (at around 44-45 min) and some guy at around 38-39.
Temps were all over the place as we drove down here (got as far as Cleveland last night and finished this morning), from 40 last night to 50 the morning to as high as 63 as we drove, but the front moved through and it was 45-50 when we started and didn't get any warmer. Cloudy but no rain (it had already passed through). I'm SO glad I didn't do Green and have to ford that stream (multiple times! or go way around); Glen said he was in to his upper thighs at one point.
Well organized, as OCIN events tend to be. :-)
Checked in to hotel in the midst of a group of ~25 JROTC kids from Georgia (Henry Macon HS?).