Orienteering race (Green) 1:33:55 6.7 km (14:01 / km) +178m12:22 / km ahr:130 max:173 spiked:10/12c shoes: 2017 Inov8 ArcticClaw 300
HVO local at Pound Ridge. Glorious open woods, temp around 40 and mostly sunny made for a lovely day in the park. Brown was less than 3.5 km so I opted for the green since the stated climb was 200m (length 5.9km).
Very happy with my time (near 90 min) but it's partly because there was opportunity to run trails a lot of the way. I go much slower in the woods on a relative basis, particularly in rocky areas (and climbing over stone walls, of which there were many!). One fall(!) on the trail between 1 and 2.
Didn't spike 2 (popped over the hill but went too far right; I'm not sure about the mapping here) or 10 (popped over the spur but too early), but didn't lose much time at either.
Control 3's SI box was dead and I punched it several times to be sure before continuing. It was tossed (removed from course) by the time I finished, so my splits will look different from results if they get posted to AP.
6th of 10 when I finished; two women ahead included Karen M and Lena S.
Walking (neighborhood) 46:00 4.16 km (11:03 / km) ahr:93 max:111
A degree cooler but otherwise very similar conditions to last Friday's walk. I try not ro do the same route twice, bit when it's breezy I walk east on Allegiant and not into the wind. Paving crew is prepping to do final pavement on Allegiant and adjacent streets (finally) in that part of the development.
Orienteering race (Short Stumble) 2:13:01*** 9.33 km (14:16 / km) +126m13:22 / km ahr:132 max:169 spiked:19/21c shoes: 2017 Inov8 ArcticClaw 300
Susq. Stumble at Patuxent River Park, short version (nominally 7 km/shortest distance), overcast with temp in upper 30s. Dressed right and kept my feet pretty much dry the whole way. Less scratchy vines than there could have been for QOC terrain. ;-)
The Short Stumble had three windows with 5 or 6 controls in a window that could be visited in any order. You had a choice of 5 controls to start with, after a run across a field and mowed cornfield; most people headed to the control just past the road first (A) then C-B, but I kept more left to visit B first, then A and C, taking a chance that I'd be able to cross the steam downhill from C without getting my feet wet. While I did manage to get across with dry feet I missed on the navigation from A to C getting WAY too far east on the wrong spur before it clicked that I wasn't supposed to be there. At least two other people were also out there.... (Comparing splits with Sandy and Valerie, my mistake cost me about 7-7.5 minutes).
My other non-spike was the last control, where I didn't see the flag when I looked down in the (correct) reentrant and looped around down the spur before coming back to it. At least a three minute mistake (comparing to S&V who went more directly and nailed it).
Order of travel: Window 1 -- B-A-C-*D-E (*crossed stream on a log) 6 (#120) Window 2 -- T-R-S-U-Q 12 (#117) 13 (#118) Window 3 -- L-M-N-O-K-P 20 (#147) (crossed stream S of #13 then went east-northeast to the trail) 21 (#119) Finish