Orienteering race 1:58:39**** 10.04 km (11:49 / km) +155m10:58 / km ahr:119 max:171 spiked:11/13c shoes: VJ Falcons 10
Red course at First Water, hosted by GPHXO. I knew that the contours on this map were not as good as they could be (based on USGS maps with 20 or 40 foot contours) so I was real careful to the first few controls to be sure I was using features which actually showed on the map. Lost probably 12 minutes on control 6 because the version of the map used for printing did not reflect an update which showed the control feature (a pit) where it actually was in the terrain. Off line to 8 and wandered along the stream a bit to find the control. Up the wrong arm of a drainage on the way to 10 which cost several minutes. Overall course design was very good, unfortunately the map is not. Overcast, 50s and wet underfoot from yesterday’s rain (and quite muddy in the parking lot). A few encounters with spikey things.