Orienteering1:42:27*** 8.16 km (12:33 / km) +319m10:30 / km ahr:132 max:152 spiked:12/16c shoes: VJ Falcons 10
Red course at Westmoreland. Nice course by Ksenyia and Nadia. 6.2k with lots of climb. About 70 and overcast so pretty good running weather (but somewhat humid).
I struggled a bit to read the map (printed at 1:10000). Lots of mapped black detail made it hard to interpret the contours. Had to stand still to see features clearly. A couple of trails were less distinct in the terrain than mapped and vegetated areas were sometimes larger than mmapped.
Lost significant time on four controls: overshot 3 and then headed the wrong way along the cliff line looking for it; extra vegetation at 5 sent me offline even though I had a solid attack point; sub-optimum route choice to 6 and then checked out the (much more prominent) set of double boulders first; misread features coming out of 9 and took a while to figure things out. Lost 10-12 minutes total.
Got to chat with Phil, Steve, the Muffattis, and most of the HVO regulars - a step back towards normal. Thanks to the HVO crew and the folks at Westmoreland for making the event happen.