Orienteering race 1:25:58  *** 6.9 km (12:28 / km) +50m 12:01 / km
16c shoes: Inov8 Roclite 295
QOC Mason Neck Red. This is challenging orienteering any time -- flat, few features, leafy woods -- but 50 deg.F and raining made it a challenge just to survive hypothermia. The directional rootstocks were the most useful features in the terrain. It will be interesting to see how well the map ages.
Finding the point features was hit-or-miss for me. Many times I ran right to them, other times a near miss and a scramble. No. 11 was particularly frustrating, because I had used it as a collecting feature on the way from 5 to 6, but I missed it when coming from 10, relocated to the marsh, missed again, relocated again, and finally found it. It looked just the same as it had the first time.