Orienteering race 1:31:36*** 9.32 km (9:50 / km) +308m8:26 / km ahr:151 max:180 spiked:19/22c shoes: VJ Falcons 10
Red course at Mountain Lakes at HVO event. 7.8k, 300m. Nice course set by Niels LO, designed for a combination chase/mass start, but I started later so was on my own for the whole course. Very open woods and not much undergrowth so quite fast (OK, there is some rock underfoot, so not super fast). Overcast and low 40s.
A good run. Failed to check my compass on the very short #2 leg and bashed unnecessarily through some barberry (and lost 30 seconds or so). Big error on 13-14 when I distracted myself getting a GU packet out, made a 90 degree error out of the control and then compounded it into a 180 when I tried to correct. Probably lost 5 minutes. Hit most of the rest cleanly, except for 17 when I dropped too low coming around the end of the hill.
Thanks to Niels, Geof and all the other HVO helpers who made it possible for us to play in these wonderful woods.