Orienteering (COC Long) 1:42:08  ***** 6.4 km (15:57 / km) +90m 14:55 / km
ahr:124 max:145 spiked:9/13c shoes: Adidas ADZ16
Decided to take it easy off the start and had a poor start not getting the first 3 controls clean. All 3 required intuitive major corrections but I found the controls. Some of the later starters caught me on the way to 4 and the group helped. Control 4 seemed a lot further afield than I expected. Had to go through lots of light to dark green for 7 and 9 but navigation seemed good. 10 was a bit tricky but my route choice brought me to it. 11 and 12 required navigation of more large clearings but reached them okay. For 13, I just cut through the dense bush and looked for the largest distinct tree before running for home.
Beat my middle time but was generally slower than the pack. 10th out of 15. I realized a mistake after, in that I did not use distinctive trees and such for navigation but tried to use contours and large vegetation areas. This field and bush terrain is very difficult and I needed to focus on something more distinct. My fourth COC's and while respectable, I need to move and navigate faster.