Orienteering race 1:34:00  5.49 km (17:08 / km) +143m 15:10 / km
spiked:14/16c slept:7.0 shoes: Inov8 ORoc280-A 2013-08
EMPO meet by Sue and Phil on the south side of Berne (i.e., even higher up in the hills). We took a roundabout way to get there and saw some pretty impressive hill town homes.
Nominally 4.7 km, 165m climb Red course (all the cool kids in EMPO did this course)
Sunny and probably about 50 when we started; 60 when we left. I'm not counting as spikes #7 where I climbed too far up the side slope (to where all the other cliffs were) and had to drop back down most of a contour to the foot of the 2.5m cliff with flag (Janet F was coming straight up to it from below); and #12 where I dropped to the stream early and was drawn off by an unmapped reentrant (looking for a depression near a rocky stream bed). Not much time lost either time. Heard tales of woe from some others who wandered off the map...
My unfortunate AOWN moment was when I was pulling up my pants while changing, inside the car... I put my weight on my feet to lift my rear and felt an awful pain on the bottom of my right foot. Turns out a bee had gotten in and I stepped on it; had to pull out a stinger. Sad for the bee who didn't look too well afterwards; happy for me we had a cooler with an ice pack (and that I'm not allergic). Foot still sore a couple of hours later.