Orienteering race (brown) 1:05:12  ***** 3.5 km (18:38 / km) +99m 16:19 / km
spiked:8/10c shoes: Jala Jukola Spider 6 #3
US Classic Champs at Kettle Moraine State Forest. Warmed up 5 minutes or so running around fields near parking lot to loosen things up (and to stay warm), and arrived at the start tent 3 minutes before my call-up -- good timing.
Fine to 1, 3-8, and 10, keeping in good contact. I wasn't doing a good job keeping track of distance covered on the way to 2, though I was checking off features, and I started looking too early* and ended up well SW of where the control actually was. Confused, standing still, finally decided to relocate by heading south to hit the clearing (or at least something distinct I could verify). I relocated from the N-S part of the esker (sinuous ridge) a good 300-350m SW of the control location, and was able to follow the esker to the point. Careful to 3-4-5-6-7-8, enjoying the contours. Intended to head N-NW to the trail for 9 but never hit it. Instead I hit the trail to the south but relocated on the parking area near the road that I'd passed on the way to 1! Ugh. Finished up 3rd in F55.
FR showed 4.63 km covered. 1.5 on the 750m leg to 2, 700 on the 375m leg to 9. The rest were good.
*Need to work on pacing a whole lot more.
Estimate 15 min error on 2, and 3-4 on 9.