Run ((orienteering)) 32:00  *** 3.5 km (9:09 / km) +90m 8:06 / km
WMOC forest model event, largely about getting myself used to the forest type (a bit lower-visibility than I expected) and learning about the quirks of the terrain. (There's never a lot of fine navigation at these). Did make one mistake, when I followed the herd down an unmapped track (which I suspect wasn't there this time yesterday) instead of the one I should have been looking on.
Lessons learned: the coastal strip will probably be trickiest (and as there were model controls in it I presume there will also be competition controls in it), light green isn't terribly green, root mounds are mapped as high points, fallen logs as logpiles, and the terrain does track. (Not sure if I wanted to know that, as third starter tomorrow). Didn't feel that sharp running, but then a model event rarely sees that.
The model event was by a surf beach of sorts, complete with red and yellow flags and a board marked 'Surf Rescue'.