Orienteering race 1:08:29  6.1 km (11:14 / km) +240m 9:23 / km
shoes: IceBug Olx 4
QOC McKeldin Green. It being McKeldin, there was plenty of hill climbing, but it was a fun course and a nice day. Only one little section of thorny stuff, and the rest was fine open woods. We went to a never-visited section in the far north of the park, which had some good rock detail. The long leg 4 to 5 was a good one -- afterwards I talked to 4 people and got 4 different routes. Evidently mine was not the best. I probably did more climbing than necessary. But in other places I made good contouring route choices and picked up time. Addie was nearly as fast as me, and beat me on several controls, but she lost a lot of time to mistakes, whereas I kept my mistakes to a minute here and there.
One thing though -- it was incredibly slippery. A thin layer of mud on top of frozen ground, and the slopes were treacherous. Even spikes were not always secure. I went down once on the course and once on control pickup.