Orienteering race 1:32:57**** 6.55 km (14:11 / km) +281m11:41 / km ahr:123 max:148 spiked:14/15c shoes: VJ Falcons 9
GreenY course at Governor Dick park. 5.2k, 235m. There were two Green courses offered, with the GreenY course visiting the technical southeast portion of the map (lots of boulders, cliffs and rocky ground in a heavily vegetated area). With leaves off most of the vegetation visibility was excellent, which made navigating much more fun. The part of the GreenY course in the technical area was also used by the Red and Blue courses.
Navigated well except on control 3 where I ended up too far down the hill and took 10 or so minutes to figure things out. I completely missed a route option on this leg which was a trail run to within 100m of the control with a solid attack point. For the technical stuff, I was slow and deliberate and hit them all pretty well. Felt pretty good about that. Kudos to course setter Sam Kolins for getting all the bags properly placed in the tough stuff.
It was overcast and low 50s with the predicted rain holding off until shortly after we left.
Orienteering31:10*** 1.58 km (19:46 / km) +53m16:56 / km ahr:97 max:129 spiked:12/13c shoes: VJ Falcons 9
“Yes-or-No-O” course. A 1.2k course with White/Yellow level controls where only some of the controls were placed on the correct feature. The objective was to punch at only those controls which were correctly hung. I got 12 out of 13 correct, realizing my incorrect punch almost immediately as I proceeded to the next control and noticed the giant cliff the flag was supposed to be on. Janet got them all correct. This was a fun exercise, especially since the map was at 1:2500.