Orienteering 5:47:00  25.0 km (13:53 / km) +730m 12:07 / km
Hudson Highlander. Difficult race for me, with lots of long rocky trail runs and lots of falls. Navigation not too bad, with the exception of not being able to find 22B, the right fork control, despite diligent patrolling of the marsh border. Finally gave it up, went over and picked up 22A, for a total time loss of about 12 minutes or so. Mostly alone, although I was with Valeriy Doberov for 12 and 13, and picked him up again for the last three controls.
The fall at the finish reminded me of the long-o champs at Florissant back around '95 or so. I caught sight of John Maier about 200 m ahead crossing a large open area with about 2K to go, and dug deep to try to catch him, gaining a little bit each time I saw him, but very slowly. Approaching the last control, still 10 m behind, and coming fast. John is hard of hearing, and didn't know I was coming, so when I went by he didn't have time to react, except 20m before the finish at full speed I stepped in a hole and did a big cartwheel. Got up rather sheepishly after that and trotted across in second place.