Orienteering race 3:09:25  *** 12.4 km (15:17 / km) +600m 12:18 / km
Billygoat 43 at Moreau Lake State Park.
Had no expectations of finishing in the 3.5 hours. I'm out of shape and have been OT the last two years. Paul B and Paul R suggested I go with them. Good for me as long as I could keep up. It was OK up to about the fourth control. PB started to pick up the pace and it became increasingly difficult to keep up. I kept saying to myself "one more control" , repeated for each leg.
By 17 I could have dropped back and still made it in on time, but I kept pace.
I can't really say I was orienteering. I did no navigating and much of the time I had only a rough idea as to where I was. If I'm going to do this again, I'll have to stay healthy and in condition over the winter. Anyway, thanks Paul and Paul.
Note: the results show me in a three way tie with Paul B and Dave W (who was with us most of the way). However there were only two finish boxes. Dave and Paul punched at the same time and I was maybe a half second later. Maybe a little adjustment by the official scorer.