orienteering 1:11:45  5.9 km (12:10 / km) +190m 10:28 / km
2nd leg on the DVOA Venla team. I had a pretty clean run - lost maybe 20 seconds on the first control when I drifted a bit right. But corrected quickly when I got to the end of the bare rock and there was no cliff. The rest of the race I just went straight following the elephant tracks. The course was 5.9 km but there was probably close to 2km of marked routes to get out of the arena and to the good woods and then to get back into the arena and down the finish chute and through the map exchange.
I knew where I was at all times but there was always a track going the way I wanted to go so I just followed the tracks. Several times people would be standing around looking at their map - I kept moving the whole time.
I lost 30 some places for the team but I probably lost all of it on the run out of the arena and the run back across the field to the last little section of controls. I did manage to run the whole finish chute but it was a close call!
I was a nervous wreck before starting - I find it hard to not know when I'm going to start. But once I got moving I had a blast - the terrain and map were great.