Orienteering race 1:10:00  7.5 km (9:20 / km) +265m 7:56 / km
shoes: Icebug olx 2nd
17th SVO Stumble, at Rocky Ridge. The weather turned out much better than it looked when I got up this morning, cloudy but no rain at the park, and yes, it did rain all day back home. I ran well, following when convenient and passing when it seemed profitable. The woods were nice, the rocks interesting, and overall a much better experience than the last time I was here (2009, and both the map and I have improved since then).
I was on my own heading to the first window, went in low and took them A-B-C-D, running with Ben Ahlswede for most of the window. Controls were visible from some distance away. Fast up the hill and alone to 9-10-11, where I caught Mihai Veres. I passed him up the hill to 12, and ran with Ryan Stasiowski in the next window, H-G-F-E.
Bad route to 17 (went up past 12, along the ridge to the clearing, then dropped down) and found Mihai and Ben at 17. Ryan ran away from us going up the trail, Mihai and Ben went low, and I went all the way up to the road. I almost chased down Istvan Nagy on the road, finishing 1 sec behind him. The others were slower on the low route in.
5th overall in the Short, not a bad result.