Orienteering race 15:36  ** 2.31 mi (6:45 / mi) +20m 6:35 / mi
WCOC sprint; 5:34/km
I was having an unimpressive run, until I disqualified myself. There was a big field between 11 and 12 that was out of bounds. Someone said that a giant hole had appeared there some days before the event, so they marked it OOB, then the hole up and disappeared. Anyway, as I happened to near the area a big angry growling dog ran across the street up to me, so I started doing the distracted half-run/half-shoo thing and stopped watching where I was going. Turns out me and the dog went clear across the OOB field, which I figured out when I got to the flagging marking the other side. Finally got the dog to go away but at that point I was all discombobbled so finished out the last couple controls and asked the dudes at the finish to DQ me. Stuff happens, eh?
Sometimes there are the sprints where everyone pretty much does what they want to do, then there are the ones where people get the crazy in em and weird things just seem to happen. This was one of the latter. To name a few besides myself, Magnus skipped 11, Nate finished the course twice, and Tori went to 10 before 8.
I asked around - there is no Dairy Queen in Whitehorse, so I couldn't restore my impugned honour.