Orienteering race (Norwottuck Green) 56:41*** 5.99 km (9:27 / km) +246m7:51 / km spiked:9/11c
Pleasant outing to Western mass- never been to Amherst or Mt N so made a day of it with Roz. Not as much fall color as hoped for but nice drive from Rt2 via 202 to Am (anything to avoid Mass TP).
Interesting and enjoyable course set by Ian, and was warned to be careful with trails. Contour detail was good although rock under-mapped. Decent run and was physically hard. Got off line on 7-8 (losing maybe 1:30) and stopped to tie laces (1:15) between 9 and 10. Had little trouble with #9- 30sec - despite unmapped trail and fact that control may be 25m off center. Used TC today and felt confident. Sl=5.5 ish- I measure 5.53.
Lunch in Amherst- ran into Dean and had a nice chat. Then home via sundry farm stands. Nice day out.
Walking23:00  2.0 km (11:30 / km)
Quick stroll, then home to pack. Fortunately postponed departure to first LHR flight in am, gives me a bit more time to get stuff done.