"Race" around the block with both grands, but as usual we had some stops and slowdowns. The fire hydrant's extension-on-a-spring-for-visibility is a favorite plaything ("barrier" or gate) with this crowd. Around 70 and mostly sunny.
Orienteering1:53:50**** 4.96 km (22:58 / km) +127m20:21 / km ahr:106 max:129 spiked:8/8c
WCOC bring-your-own-map training at Wooster Mountain southwest of Danbury, set by Joe. Brown course, nominally 3.7 km (no climb stated). Overcast and low 40s when we started, with some light breeze; a few sprinkles when we finished.
The length was right, and I spiked them all (7 controls plus the finish), but it was slow going due to large amounts of rock on and off the trails, and steeper climbs (up and down) than I'm used to, plus my legs are already toasted from the past two days' courses. Some flags seemed to be a bit on the hidden side, or unnecessarily hard to get to, but they were all where I expected to see them. I almost bailed after #6 because I was cold and tired, but decided it was good training to keep going.
Forgot to post on Friday that I saw a meteor headed E-W, while driving north on the Thruway...neat!
Orienteering race 1:04:03*** 4.5 km (14:14 / km) +111m12:40 / km ahr:127 max:148 spiked:12/12c slept:7.0 shoes: 2019 VJ Falcon 6.5 scot
WCOC Sessions Woods Brown, nicely set by Charlie D. 3.9 km, 130m climb (reasonable) ;-) . Temp was a bit cooler than yesterday, mid to upper 40s and mostly cloudy, but okay once underway.
Short leg to #1, to what I thought was a hill but was actually a depression-in-a-reentrant, then stay on top for the next control. Karen started a bit behind me and didn't catch me until #4 and then was out of sight (she was 52+ minutes). Saw Sue Worthington between 5 and 7 but then got ahead to 8 and 9. Nancy started on Brown after I finished; J-J was one of only 2 on Red, I think. Nancy had a nice run and finished in 61+ minutes. Good to see Lyn and George there too.
Had a brief chat with Bill D. who was helping Charlie at registration. Thanks to you both for your work!
Hiking40:53 1.86 km (22:00 / km) +48m19:29 / km ahr:101 max:134 shoes: Saucony Ech7 8.5w-2
Took the leisurely Rt 6 route between Bristol and Newtown (en route to Danbury), with a stop at Nonnewaug Falls near Waterbury. Once we found a trail map (downloaded from the Woodbury Parks & Rec website), we set off in waning (but enough) daylight. Nice little waterfall in an interesting gorge. Seems like the falls described as the resting place of the last Nonnewaug chief may be upstream from what we saw (see the edited map linked from the page above).