Orienteering race 44:42*** 5.99 km (7:28 / km) +145m6:40 / km ahr:146 max:171 spiked:20/20c shoes: VJ Falcons 8
Score-O at Springton Manor Park. Mid 40s with occasional light rain. Wide open woods (but still some scratchy stuff) with muddy trails and soft fields. There was also a Poker-O option which only required visiting 5 controls to make a poker hand (control descriptions indicated the "card" at each control. Lots of open fields an trauls, so quite fast.l
Field Checking (Pickup) 14:19*** 1.27 km (11:16 / km) +42m9:39 / km ahr:105 max:135 shoes: VJ Falcons 8
Snowshoe race 38:25 5.23 km (7:21 / km) +295m5:44 / km ahr:153 max:158 shoes: Dion Snowshoes
Pennsylvania Snowshoe Champs at Spring Mountain. Defended my title in M60+! Same course as last year, all on groomed ski slopes (about an inch of loose granular stuff on a pretty solid base). Two loops of climbing to the top, dropping to the bottom, climb about halfway back up and then back to the start/finish. Course measured a bit shorter and a little less climb this year than what I measured last year - some minor variations but not enough to account for 200+ meters of distance. And I know we did the same climb. No big deal, everyone had the same course for today's race. Temperature at the race start was upper 20s but probably climbed 5-10 degrees by the time we finished (since the sun rose above the mountain shortly after the start).
Finished 9th of 44 overall and 1st of 6 or 7 in M60+. Pretty surprised at the number of 60+s running (Go old guys!). Also a couple of 60+ women, one of whom beat all the guys. My time was faster than last year, as was the per k time, even with the shorter recorded distance.