Orienteering race (ultra-long brown) 2:10:45  *** 7.7 km (16:59 / km) +245m 14:39 / km
spiked:9/10c shoes: Jala Jukola Spider 6 #3
Ultra-long Brown at Rattlesnake Hill Wildlife Reservation, Dansville, NY; temps in the low 60's at start, rising to the mid-70's by early afternoon (I was out of the woods shortly after noon). Nice course designed by Dick Detwiler and Linda Kohn.
I liked my effort and results, all except for control 7. I took too "safe" of a route around the reentrants*, then proceeded to mess up (parallel error) close to the control. In retrospect going mostly straight would have been a piece of cake, and I probably would have found the rootstock right the first time. Mary Jo took ~18 minutes here, so I probably would have done around 20 taking her route, at the most. 9 minutes lost on poor route choice and then misreading the area (I hit the N-S stream NW of the control, instead of SW as I supposed). Next time: ignore the guy following you the whole way! :-) (He also followed me on 2/3rds of the long leg to 2; used to be president of a national orienteering organization whose name I won't mention here.)
What I did right: good map reading on the detailed legs; good bearings, for once, esp. on the 800m+ leg to 5 (through pretty bland terrain, perhaps not even field-checked??); kept moving (didn't run out of energy except on last hill climb). I went in thinking I could do around (or under) 2 hours, and I was pretty close, not counting the error. Finished 3rd in F55 (behind MJC and Sandy) and 7th on Brown (of 32).
* I'm still somewhat in the Green-course mindset, looking to minimize climb. I have to remember that Brown course climbs are within my capabilities...