Orienteering race 41:08  2.3 km (17:53 / km)
COCs in Hamilton. Great event. Middle Distance Race. Was happy with my race except for #8 which I blew. I recognized the safe route as the base of the big white hill to the left, but then just headed off in the general direction of,the control. When I lost contact with the map, I should have gone black to my plan, but fumbled forward I stead, encountering another control and the totally losing contact. I was afraid of all of the out-of-bounds areas, is I had to bail out to the road climbing 7 contours. Arghhhhh! Came out by a house! Followed the edge of the woods easterly to the road by the parking lot, then ran down to the control and back UP AGAIN. Too bad.
Took the trail around on #6 which was safe but a little slow. Except for #8, I'm happy with how I did.