I ran the M-Green class on the Green-Y course at Day 1 of the US Classic Championships at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation on the border of New York and Connecticut.
This was one of my favorite places to orienteer when I was younger and lived in New York. It was then off-limits to orienteers for a long time, so I was thrilled to come back and get to run here again, even if I am far from 100% able to compete.
My route is here: http://www.vmeyer.net/gadget/cgi-bin/reitti.cgi?ac...
The Green course was a good challenge for me, and it was very clear for me that my orienteering skills were rusty. I opened well, winning the splits to 1 and 2, but was sloppy after that. I lost around 30 seconds in the circle on 3, and picked an atrocious route choice to 4, climbing up the steepest, rockiest part of the slope. My route to 6 was good on paper, but the woods were much junkier in reality. It might have been better to go around on trails to the west.
I was clean from 7-11, but slow on the climb to 10 - I lost that split by 3 seconds despite hitting the control right on.
I then did a stupid thing to the last control and ran straight through the field, picking up lots and lots of burrs in the process - as can be seen in the picture on Thierry's log: http://tero42.free.fr/AP/20160918_theman.jpg
. Kristin Hall got 20 seconds on me on this leg.
Overall, it was a solid run given my physical limitations right now. I won the Green Y course by about 4 minutes over Kristin, but she had a 2 minute mistake, so our speeds were pretty close.