Orienteering race 1:38:17  *** +200m
spiked:14/17c slept:7.5 shoes: Inov8 ORoc280-A 2013-08
Green course at SVO's Lancaster Co. Central Park, SL 5.9 km 200m climb
Took a few roundabout routes between controls as I got used to the map whose north lines pointed NNE. Garmin battery died on the way to 2 and I knew it was almost gone so I took splits on my Timex Ironman watch (the old fashioned way)...but I missed a split between 2 and 4 and guessed on the times. No epunch; I added splits from my watch.
As they warned us in meet notes the map is showing its age and has changed a bit since it was last updated (map date is 2000); root stocks are not very large, and some white woods and "open fields" are overgrown. One major trail that several of us took from 3-4 wasn't on the map at all so we were all confused (separately; we compared notes afterward) when it came out near a road. Mown paths weren't always reflected on the map either. Good relocation exercises. ;-)
Nice to get out on a sunny day and the temperature was just right (about 50). Thanks, SVO!