Orienteering -race race 13:24  *** 1.7 km (7:53 / km) +45m 6:58 / km
9c slept:8.0 shoes: Innov8 Mudclaw 330 #2
Cuivre RIver MO Green/Brown sprint. Very good navigation most of the time except control 9, for which i had a minor 90degree error, lost about 30s. I think i was second on green (out of 29), behind pullman by a minute, and ahead of pg by 10s ( both major surprises!)
Orienteering -race race 1:25:51 *** 5.0 km (17:10 / km) +150m 14:56 / km
12c shoes: Innov8 Mudclaw 330 #2
Night O champs green, Cuivre RIver. much better navigation than usual except for 5, which took an extra 20 minutes - twice i had to reattack from the road junction, and i'm still not quite sure what i did even when i finally got it. as the course wore on i found myself underrunning many controls- need to keep track of that. I'll write more once i've looked at the gps
After gps. Placed 7/20, which i consider a great result. winner (BP) did just under an hour, and i lost 20 minutes on control 5.... wow- not too bad!
On 5 i twice got drawn in by a reentant just north of what i was aiming for, mostly parallel to mine but not quite. I was pretty confident when i went that way, but when the terrain didn't match up so well to my vague and poorly thought out ideas of what it should look like I made the mistake of pushing on.
I have finally learned to hold a bearing, and that made all the difference this night.