Orienteering53:58*** 6.08 km (8:52 / km) +224m7:30 / km ahr:141 max:172 spiked:17/18c shoes: VJ Falcons 10
Nolde Forest Summer Sprint Festival set by Sam Kolins. Middle course. 4.5k, 210m. A sprint and middle combination course using longish, route choice legs mostly on trails to get to areas of nicer woods with shorter off-trail legs. There were several out of bounds areas which were used as part of the route choice problems.
An OK run. Missed #6 by enough that I didn’t see the flag and had to double back, losing about 2 minutes on an 80m leg. Missed what should have been a very obvious feature (a wide pipeline ride) on my way to 13 so did some extra distance until I got to a good attack point. Went to the left to get around the OOB on the 16-17 leg which in retrospect looks like a sub-optimal choice.
Spectacular day with sun, low humidity and temperature peaking at about 80.
Orienteering26:52*** 1.9 km (14:09 / km) +43m12:43 / km ahr:113 max:175 shoes: VJ Falcons 10
“Choose-O” at Nolde Forest. Like Trail-O but where you navigate to the control area and then can go anywhere to figure out the problem. There were 1 to 4 bags at each control with the objective to determine which one correctly marked the feature circled and described and punch it. None of the above was a possible answer (i.e., don’t punch anything). The event was timed with a 3:33 time penalty for incorrect punches. I missed two out of the 12 controls, partly due to my impatience (which is why Trail-O doesn’t appeal to me).
Walking2:25:13 4.34 mi (33:27 / mi) +92m31:24 / mi ahr:67 max:110
At Falls of Clyde near New Lanark, Scotland, about 30 miles southeast of Glasgow. We saw waterfalls, on the Clyde River! Last day in Scotland and we’ve pretty much maxed out on seeing ruined castles and abbeys. So we did this after one last castle visit this morning (to Smailholm Tower).