Orienteering race 1:34:11  *** 4.96 km (18:59 / km) +110m 17:06 / km
spiked:10/11c shoes: Jala Jukola Spider 6 #2
Green course at WCOC's Five Ponds meet. Except for # 1, I did fine on this course, trying to work on visualizing the area in and around the control circle. I wasn't focused on the way to # 1 which caused additional difficulties. It was the classic parallel error; I was in a reentrant barely 30 meters NE from the one where the flag was but never looked in its direction, and ended up wandering quite a bit (FR showed I went 1.12km on a 420m leg), relocating off the big trail to the north. Even then, the "reentrant" the flag was in didn't look like what the map seemed to show.
Could have been a few minutes faster on leg 5 if I had taken the trails around, but I wanted to be creative (and work on map contact) by going through an area that was mapped as dark green (mt. laurel) but was relatively passable in most places (was very careful climbing down a steep face near high cliffs, as there was about an inch of snow on the ground making some places treacherous). The area was originally mapped in 1985 and has some recent updates but I don't think they've changed the green much in the northern portion of the map.
(Added note: I probably had 10 minutes of error on # 1 and could have been a couple minutes faster on 5, which would have put me around 82 minutes.)
Fun course by Peter Grollman and awesome administration by Lyn and George. :-) Thanks!
Forerunner showed I covered 6.27 km (remember, 1.12 was on lap 1, which should've been closer to 0.5...).