Orienteering race 1:15:56  5.74 km (13:13 / km) +140m 11:47 / km
spiked:13/16c shoes: Inov8 ORoc280-A 2013-08
NEOC Nobscot Green course, nominally 4.9 km, 235m climb*
Partly cloudy and a bit warmer than yesterday, probably low 60s.
* Map was labeled 1:10000 / 3m contours, and I think climb was calculated as if the contours were 5m. Climbs were not as steep as yesterday's and there was more trail running available so I was faster overall.
Hard to read the map around start and the first leg was short so I ended up going wide to the left (following some streamers)...d'oh. I had other people going into most of the controls from 6 to 10 which saved me a few seconds or more (esp. 6, 7, 9, 10). Navigated on my own to 11 and ended up heading to the larger, lower cliff before correcting. I did well on the long leg to 13, until the very end where I was too far left after leaving the trail near the junction and corrected. Fine the rest of the way, with a "boost" on the trail run near the end where I pushed it trying to outrun Nancy. :-) That section on the trail between 15 and 16 was probably the fastest I've run (even though not a very long distance) since last year. Finish was up a short hill and I had to walk and catch my breath after punching.
10/23, 4th of the females when we left, with young ladies ahead of me (Pia, Katia, Wendy J.).