Orienteering race 1:31:09  *** 6.38 km (14:18 / km)
spiked:10/12c shoes: Icebug SISU olx
Green course at NEOC local event on Baldwin Hill map with stone walls removed. Good course set by Ian Smith with two sets of short legs in technical areas connected with a few longer legs (traversing technical areas). Map is quite good. Woods are a bit slow, mostly due to damage from an ice storm a few years ago but also because of lower visibility with leaves still on the trees.
A fine day for orienteering, although our first exposure to cold (low 50's) and rainy conditions in quite some time. Time to adapt. We were orienteering on a fine map with a fun course, so all was good.
A mostly clean run through the first eight controls then two major errors in the later part of the course. Attacked too early on control 9 (a longer leg into a technical area I had passed through on the leg from 2 - 3) and investigated three reentrant systems until I got the right one. Lost 6 or 7 minutes. Went brain dead and failed to follow the compass well from 11 - 12 then didn't know where I was when I came out on a trail. Was headed in the general direction of the finish to relocate when a bag appeared which had the code I was looking for. The error on this leg could have been much longer than the 6 or so minutes it was.
Straight line distance 5.2 km. Glad I chose to do Green.