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DVOA A-Meet (Interscholastics): Sprint

mikeminium

1. road, trail, to rootstock.
2. +00:03woods seemed very open, stayed in them even though trail was only a few meters to the side. Hesitated for two or three seconds when I was close before spotting the control blocked from view by a large (unmapped) tree.
3. straight...
4. a little right (seemed like a thicker area on the direct line extended a little farther right than mapped), picked up the trail to the right side of the ditch.
5. pretty direct. figured if I missed the control (hidden in a small depression), I'd hit the trail just beyond it and bounce back. But, i hit it ok.
6. +00:03should have hit the trail immediately... started thru the woods, picked up trail then along and across stream. Peggy Dickison beat me by 2 seconds, which is a second or two less than I spent keeping my feet fairly dry instead of plunging thru a calf-deep crossing.
7. SSE, hit trails right at junction, SE trail for a few steps then direct thru very open woods.
8. woods were very open - direct
9. took the left side route, cut north to the clearing once it was visible. I initially though the right side would have been faster, but looking at it now, I think it is a toss-up.
10. +00:02pretty straight, a second or two hesitation.
11. back to the trail, first left to the open field. Almost hesitated because the control was behind the one mapped large tree & there were several trees on the ground, but I forced myself to keep running to the one that best matched the mapped one & the control was there. Good decision.
12. Tired
+00:03
Taking time to look around at everyhting visible from the start area (before starting) definitely paid off. There were three controls in close proximity & it was worth noting where they were. Only one was actually used & it was hidden behind a tree from the direction of approach. So KNOWING it was there was a plus & I ran straight to the tree without being distracted by the deceptor controls.
F. Tired
+00:03
Gasp...

Total Time Lost - 00:00:14


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