Orienteering race (sprint A course 2) 23:19  *** 1.71 km (13:38 / km) +33m 12:26 / km
spiked:10/12c shoes: Jala Jukola Spider 6 #2
First sprint finals course (OBG) at Cranbury Park, Norwalk, CT. Courses designed by Joe Brautigam.
Except for mis-identifying a wall on the way to # 4 and being unsure of the 'pond' placement at # 9, I thoroughly enjoyed this first sprint despite the warm temperature. Probably about 2-3 min of errors.
Orienteering race (sprint B course 2) 19:54  *** 1.83 km (10:52 / km) +40m 9:48 / km
spiked:9/10c shoes: Jala Jukola Spider 6 #2
Second sprint (OBG) -- more open woods and so much fun. I wasn't careful to # 1 and wasn't watching my compass when I left the trail, so went right of the control, but not too far (I was in the swampy stuff to the SE). Punched behind Glen who started 2 minutes after me.
There were only 3 of us in F50, Natalia Babeti, Barb Dominie, and me; I knew Natalia was a fast runner. She started behind me both races, and caught me on the way to (bobbling) # 4 on the first sprint, and # 6 on the second. She's GOOD! I managed to keep ahead of Barb.
Orienteering race (sprint C) 31:41  *** 3.15 km (10:03 / km) +33m 9:33 / km
spiked:19/21c shoes: Jala Jukola Spider 6 #2
Awesome end of the sprint finals day, the spectator run of the championship course. I did variation 1. Despite being tired from the first two and not really wanting to run hard, I am impressed with my per-k time on this third race. It helps that there wasn't much climb at Cranbury Park.
It was great fun, too, watching the top-6 finalists run their races (women first, then men) after the 1st 2 sprints.