US Classic distance championships
, day 1, at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation.
This area had not been used for orienteering for quite a long time due to access rights, but it has a rich history, going back to the very beginnings of the sport in the US. Björn Kjellström
, the inventor of the modern compass, lived in Pound Ridge from the 1950s, and founded the United States Orienteering Federation. He produced the first maps in the US, starting with the Reservation.Results
It was a pretty nice and warm day today. Good visibility (mainly oaks) and a good map (lidar-based) meant quite high speed all the way. The southern part was more challenging and looked a lot like the trickiest part of Harriman Park (WOC93).
Really enjoyed the atmosphere in and around the event, and I am looking forward to another fun day tomorrow.Loved the run-in.Maze-O as well.The American´ legend is still alive.The highlight of my day was surely when I visited the orienteering shop at TC, and the owner of the shop - a lovely 60+ Lady, read my name on my bib number, and asked "so you are from Canada?" Yeah, almost. Refreshing! Well, I am not running for a Swedish club neither ; )