Georgia Navigator Cup - Day 1 - Blue Middle distance
Alli and I did split starts so we could take turns watching Inara, so I started first this time. I really enjoyed this middle distance course in fun, fast terrain that was reminiscent of some of the nicer QOC areas - parts of Fountainhead, Oregon Ridge, Turkey Run Ridge.
I felt fairly strong and pretty confident in my orienteering most of the way. AP shows my biggest mistake as being the finish chute... From the split analysis, it looks like I lost a bit of time on 3 (stopping short and not seeing the flag) and 16 (not aggressive enough through the green?), but a very solid race overall. Unlike at QOC events in similar terrain, GAOC tucked the flags in so they were not visible until you were at the feature. I think this was the right call for this high-visibility terrain, but it took me a few controls to get the hang of it.
My best leg was 11 where my route through the field was faster than running around on trails. I finished 43 sec/km behind Greg, which I am very pleased with.
Afterwards, lots of splashing around in puddles with Inara and Lucas while waiting for moms to finish