Orienteering race 1:13:57 4.99 mi (14:49 / mi) +197m13:12 / mi ahr:145 max:167 19c shoes: Speedcross 4 - Purple
Ontario Champs Long - 6.9 km
Not my cleanest run. I was a little too focused on having fun running through the open woods and not enough focused on the map.
1 - Lost 2-3 minutes on the first control. I did not approach with an appropriate amount of caution. I intended to run in through the field and confirm my position using the form line hill before the control. I ended up too far S though and was confused by the form line spur. 8 - Looked like an easy leg so I used the time to plan a route for 9. Completely lost track of where I was and ended up going back to 7 to correct. Silly mistake. Lost another 2-3 minutes here. 15 - Cut through the green and it was thick! Might have been faster to go around through the field?
Awesome weekend of orienteering! Very glad we decided to make the trip.
Orienteering race 35:08 2.73 mi (12:52 / mi) +72m11:54 / mi ahr:139 max:159 17c shoes: Falcons 1
Ontario Champs Middle - 3.7 km
Really fun course. I had a pretty clean run with a couple of questionable route choices.
2 - Intended to head SW to intersect the intermittent trail, but I ended up going more W after the first pond. Some hesitation as I figured out what I had done. 9 - Went slightly right and took the trail around. Saw Kevin as I passed the start triangle. Maybe faster to just go straight? 13 - Ran through the fields instead of going straight. Again, not sure if that was the best route choice.
Run10:00  0.8 mi (12:30 / mi) shoes: Falcons 1
Orienteering race 19:35 2.19 mi (8:57 / mi) +26m8:37 / mi ahr:141 max:158 14c shoes: Speedcross 4 - Aqua
Ontario Champs Sprint - 2.9 km (30 m)
It's been so long since I've done a sprint. I wasn't expecting it to go that well, but I actually had a lot of fun and no big mistakes.
1 - The man at the start said we did not have to go to the start triangle which I found rather confusing. I ran there anyway and then realized that it would have been faster to not... 7 - Poor route choice. I didn't even see the trail that went right to the control so I went around right and then had to backtrack slightly. 9 - I didn't want to run back through the start so I cut through the field by the start triangle. It wasn't that bad to run through. 10 - Small mistake. Took the trail around the pond, but then I missed the turn off I wanted and had to backtrack to the control. Should have just cut through the woods. 12 - Paused to read the map after 11. There was a lot going on in that area.
Run10:00  0.8 mi (12:30 / mi) shoes: Speedcross 4 - Aqua