Orienteering Race race 54:06  *** 4.6 km (11:46 / km) +165m 9:58 / km
North Americans Middle Champs M40
Had an early-ish start, although was glad I didn't pre-start in order to announce.
Strange first control, I've never seen anything like that before. Took it very careful to the first few controls to try to get into a flow.
Middle: tried to push the pace, if the course is giving me trail options, I should take them and push it. Pretty smooth. Was crazy lucky on 14 with a random rootstock. Got off my berring and about to panic when I spotted the flag.
This is where I started getting sloppy. Didn't really have a plan for the long leg to 15, got lucky finding it, but slowly. Not great through the final section, especially sloppy on 19 where I just kind of went in the direction and tailed a dude.
Ended up mid-pack at 54:06. No major issues, just not clean enough.
Great finish run in and really impressive arena.
I liked the area and the map.
But, it was chilly, where was an option to buy something warm to drink? Or food?