Orienteering race 17:23  *** 2.5 km (6:57 / km) +95m 5:51 / km
Boggs sprint. A tricky course through gently sloping, mostly white woods sprinkled with green and yellow, with a few trails thrown in. At 1:5000, the contours were sufficiently vague as to prevent use for navigation other than "generally downhill" or "generally uphill," which meant I was obliged to rely mainly on reading vegetation and taking compass bearings at high speed - a dangerous game under the best of circumstances.
There were definitely times, especially on some of the longer legs, where I lost map contact. Sometimes it worked out (9), sometimes not so much (13, 17). Someone with excellent compass skills could really dominate this course, because your best bet was basically to go straight on every leg.
I also fell and gashed my knee open on the way to 12, which caused me both to lose focus and also to slow down and limp along for a while until the pain subsided. Not coincidentally, this was when I stopped picking up top splits.
Overall, not the race I was looking for. My speed was good, but the consistency wasn't there, with ~1:30-1:40 lost. Thus, a disappointing result.