orienteering race 33:06  *** 2.7 km (12:16 / km) +85m 10:36 / km
24c shoes: ASICS Gel-Kahana
Canadian Orienteering Championships sprint course 5
McLaren Pond NB
age group 8/20
My race can be viewed on RouteGadget.
orienteering 46:20  *** 2.2 km (21:04 / km)
Fundy National Park
Even though I had the map before the sprint, I hadn't thought to study a map that included more than half the sprint course. Doh!
The mapping quality for the model map (and the subsequent middle and logn courses) was much poorer than our sprint maps. The vegetation on the later maps was out of date.
I parked at the lot behind the golf pro shop and visited 435, 446, 419, 428, 425, 445, 415, 462, 460 and things in between. I had no intentions of visiting 460 but running hard down a forked trail that took me straight there wasn't even on the map.
On the model event, I selected only the distant controls for exploration. I also investigated man-made features. The man-made feature NE of 428 was a dump site along and below the mapped embankment. I climbed the embankment hoping to explore the man-made features which were the source of the dump site. However, an un-mapped impenetrable perimeter of nasty and tall raspberry and blackberry bushes kept me out.
Fence remnants that I visited were little more than barbed wire. 415 was much closer to the trail in real life. I'm certainly not going to complain about such a mapping error. The stone wall remnants that I visited appeared to be natural and not man-made.
For me, the model map would have been more useful as a 1:10000 scale (not 1:5000). The maps we were soon to use were 1:10000.