Orienteering race (Sprint) 16:52**** 2.01 km (8:23 / km) +4m8:18 / km ahr:142 max:165 spiked:11/12c shoes: Sauc TriumphISO-silver/gr/blue
Sprint finals at Christianborg Palace (and Parliament) with arena and finish at Bertel Thorvaldsen Plads (plaza), which was an interesting triangular plaza with a circular pond in it (taking up valuable space as arenas go). ;-)
W65A final, 15th starter; 4th when I finsisted but eventually ended up 43rd, out of 79 finishers and one MP. Not bad for my first WMOC A final or any WMOC race for that matter. I did fairly well in the first technical part of the course, but once we got to the open running I fell behind, as is my usual. One mistake (reported by splits printout as 16 sec) at 10 when I turned too early and went farther than necessary around a building.
Saw Glen finish; saw Samantha Saeger finish tied for first place! Nice return from having a baby!
Talked to or noticed: BBrooke, Soupbone, Sharon, Sverre F, Sam Saeger, Greg Balter, Vladimir G, Rich Gaylord, the Kraghts, Marie Josee and Chuck Spaulding, Jeff and Judy (and Sofie, briefly) and maybe one or two I don't recall. Missed the Neuburgers again (I know they're here but they're on a different schedule apparently).
Finished two places behind GBR's Lynne Walker who should have had a much better time (big error on an early control); spoke to Miriam Rosen when she was in 3rd place (down to 22nd at the end). I got to see the M95 gentleman finish.
We turn in maps at the finish, and when all starters have gone we queue up for clean new maps. That's a lot of used maps to recycle!