Orienteering race 34:58  *** 3.81 km (9:11 / km) +115m 7:59 / km
spiked:12/14c shoes: VJ Falcons 5
US Champs Middle Distance on Letchworth SP East map (3.6km SL, 135 m climb, 14 controls. Good course by Rob Holmes. Course was quite technical for the first 7 controls, then a transition to simpler, faster terrain.
Good run with a one minute error on #11 which I over ran (from the map I expected the depression to be closer to the power line). Was careful from the very start since the technical stuff started right away. Left the trail too early on #2 but realized it quickly and corrected. Used the fence to the south of the trail as my attack point for #2, which worked well. The bag for 2 was at the foot of the spur (as described), so wasn't apparent until you got to the very end of the spur. Probably lost about 30 seconds on this one. Ended up 2nd in M60, 25 seconds behind Jeff and 10 seconds ahead of Ron. 6th overall on Green Y.
Good running weather with temps about 50F. Excellent job by the ROC team (and helpers) both organizationally and technically. Especially nice was the rainbow they arranged for the ride to the assembly area this morning.
Hiking 18:43  1.6 km (11:43 / km) +61m 9:50 / km
shoes: VJ Falcons 5
Walk to the start. Did some jogging/running on the trail near the start to warm up.