Orienteering race (Golden Gate Park) 20:00  **** 3.62 km (5:31 / km) +67m 5:03 / km
19c shoes: Icebug Spirit2 OLX
(Note: I'm not sure of my exact time as I never got a split sheet and forgot to stop my watch. I'll update this post with my time as soon as it's available...)
Sprint the Golden Gate Stage 2: Golden Gate Park.
Thickets, thickets, thickets, and more thickets. Light green, medium green, dark green, and more dark green. The vegetation actually made the navigation and route choices very interesting, and there was more than one legitimate route to just about every single control.
Started out at the same time as Isabel and Michael, without looking much at the map. Michael and I missed the best route choice to #1 (north, along the fly-fishing ponds) and tried to attack the control from the south. However, the control was hung about twenty meters too low, the bag had fallen to the ground, and the map didn't show all of the trails through the dark green (excuses, excuses...), so we all thrashed around for some time before finding #1.
From then on, I was alone and had a decent, if unspectacular race. I misread the green several times and had some issues with another flag (#12) that had fallen down. After finishing, I went to guard a control (#11) that had been previously trashed by a homeless guy. Fun event...