Orienteering race 1:32:08 8.51 km (10:49 / km) +200m9:41 / km ahr:149 max:164 shoes: Inov8 X-Talon 212s
Camping Weekend Saturday Blue course
Orienteering race 1:54:36 9.73 km (11:47 / km) +177m10:48 / km ahr:147 max:163
J-J's Wicked Hard Night-O.
First for me, after numerous starts, this is the first i've gotten all the controls.
Secret for success this year - be smart out of the start and while everyone else is running throug the forest, take the trail right beside where they are floundering, tuck in behind th fast guys and get out to the road quick. Don't be tempted by those who go straight across the road and into the woods, be smart, look at your map and go a couple hundred meters to the trail. Let others pass you as they see fit, but keep contact with them.
When the going gets tough, chase beautiful women through the woods and hang with them as long as you can (thanks Ali, Carol and Alex!!)
That worked for me until about half-way from 9 to 10 when they just got away from me and I was on my own. Deep in the heart of Pawtuckaway, in the dark of the night, just me, alone, with a map and compass...
Did OK from there with a couple of bobbles. Saw Dean Sturdevant just before 12, heard Alex floundering around in the thick stuff and splashing (??) to our left. Punched just after Alex, hung with her between the marshes, the slowly faded again. Major bobble after hitting the linear marsh on the way to 14, getting discouraged, then as I was in the process of bailing out to the trail to locate and reattack, came across it.
Finished as the first adult male - not too shabby!! Got beat by the Childs brothers, then 3 three gals (who just happen to be on the US / Canadian national teams).