Terrain (Mix) 25:00  *
shoes: Oroc 280 (old)
Orienteering race (Woods) 1:19:11  *** 7.1 km (11:09 / km) +450m 8:28 / km
16c shoes: Oroc 280 (old)
Pig Long Green at Yellowwood State Forest (1:10). No good excuses here; just blew it on a course that was tailor made for me. Lots of climb, moderately thick veg in spots, but never heavy, good footing. Ran well, but gave the game away around 6. Parallel error going in and a horrific route choice going out for a total of seven minutes lost. Still managed second on course (1st M50), which just goes to show what a great opportunity was squandered.
Another full set of marks to OCIN for a fine course on a good map.
Orienteering (Woods) 1:03:00  **
12c shoes: Oroc 280 (old)
Shadowing Yaya on White.
Oooh, about that fine course/map thing, not so much on this one. Using an indistinct trail for a White course is dicey, but using an indistinct trail that doesn't even exist is inexcusable. Yaya did manage to pull it together after spending about five minutes searching the forest for something that resemebled a pathway, but I really don't understand why they didn't simply streamer the leg down to #5. Maybe they thought they had (there were a few tapes over some deadfall and another set near the actual control, but nothing that a White course competitor would likely put together). Anyway, aside from #5 (and then going straight to #7 because it was visible from 5 and connected by a ditch that was far more distinct than the "trail" she had been on), Yaya did fine and did manage to stop crying by #9.