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Race Evaluation

US Champs: Blue - Day 2


1. Underrated difficulty
Bad map reading
Knew where control would be before start because of description. Came off trail bend at wrong angle, relocated from knoll to south.
2. Did not like map
No problem into circle - but no depression and no control on my side of obvious formline. After some fruitless casting about, went north to edge of large swamp and attacked again from rootstock. Straight south into control, but without crossing water-filled depression.
4. Did not check features en route
Bad map reading
Bad compass work
Could not relocate
Catastrophe. I must have lost concentration since I failed to notice the aliens that beamed me up and deposited me in the middle of the private property to the north. Had great difficulty relocating - initially I wasn't looking that far north on the map, plus I suspect that area wasn't fieldchecked - the green isn't so bad, the fields are overgrown and there are some unmapped trails. Eventually saw farmhouse to the east from somewhere in overgrown field and crossed creek on unmapped beaverdam somewhere north of mapped one. Spent about 1:30 looking for my e-punch after bush stripped it from my hand atop beaverdam. Took fields south to control.
5. Hesitant near control.
6. Bad route choice
Bad map reading
Lacked confidence
Poor route choice - aimed to come in from north. Veered left and never saw trail. Relocated from circular clearing. Taking road would have gotten me there faster.
7. Lacked confidence
Slow and careful.
8. Lacked confidence
9. Lacked confidence so went east through conifers to trail and attacked off bend by buildings.
10. Went east of swamp.
12. Did not follow plan
Did not like map
Intended straight approach by veered right so took road. Went straight into circle but didn't see a distinct knoll and went searching to the left.
13. Bad map reading
Attacked from bend in swamp but crossed northern extension instead of main section and had to relocate from big stream. Went back north of swamp and crossed correctly second time. Caught by Tim Good, who I'd apparently passed earlier.
15. NE across beaverdam.
16. North through fields, across swamp and along stone wall.
17. Handrailed line of marshes.
18. Lacked confidence
Slow - encountered control earlier than expected.
19. Tired
Lacked confidence
Trail, then due south. Walked some. Slow across vague terrain north of control.
20. Past wall junction, across low ridge and attacked off reentrant mouth to NE.
21. Took shortest distance to trail and in.

Total Time Lost - 00:22:00

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