Orienteering race 1:24:37*** 5.55 km (15:14 / km) +221m12:43 / km ahr:140 max:161 spiked:7/7c shoes: 2017 Inov8 ArcticClaw 300
Bumble (handicapped race wirh "windows") at Patapsco starting from CCBC. 1:10,000/5 m Temp in upper 20s near 30.
There were required first and last controls for all Bumble mass starters. Then, depending on your age, gender (and desire), you had an assigned number of 5-control windows or boxes to complete before heading to the shared last control. As an old lady I only had to do one of a potential 5 windows.
Instead of crossing the river or doing the steep sidehills of A-E I chose the P-R window, P-Q-T-R-S.
Fourth overall behind a very speedy Peggy, Diana T., and a girl from Calvert. Happy with my time given I'm not a fast climber. Hesitant near the first one as I lost track of where I was on a trail, but two young girls drew my attention to the flag on the top of the spur I was near. (D'oh!)
The outside of my right calf is apparently tighter than my left. We used straps to stretch outstretched legs (one at a time) outboard of the centerline/pelvis and then inboard (across the body as we were on our backs). When other people were feeling it in their outer thighs, I felt it in my calves.
Given the rainy weather (light showers but fairly continuous) and my continuing cold, I bagged running at the DVOA event today and instead helped Nancy and Ralph with map handout snd results calculations. It was a Poker O and Nancy had a record sheet all prepared with various potential hands and a place to record name, total time, and controls visited. 12 people found all 20 controls; at least 2 and maybe 3 found the highest value "hand," the royal flush.