Orienteer (Score-O) 59:00 
shoes: Inov-8 Roclite™ 268
I like MNOC members day; seems like we don't get enough time to sit around during our normal events. Doug had multiple runs, a Score-O, sprints.... so plenty of time to hang around and chat.
Hot day, really humid and my run started off miserable but fortunately it started pouring after a bit which felt soo good and lifted my spirits.
Right before (and during) the rain, I got tripped up at control 221 and instead of letting it just go, I was stubborn about it. There just wasn't much else around, so I really wanted to find it.... attacked from a couple of angles. My first attack point was perfect (from the road side where the stream turns into a pond) and easy but I just did NOT find the control and got stuck in brambles instead as I tried this, then that. Learned later that BP bailed on it too so didn't feel as pathetic after that. Except he bailed after 5 minutes.
Andrei said the control was hung "high", so unless you were looking up you couldn't see it. Odd. I think I wasted a good 20 minutes there (plus the time to get to it!) and rest of run was just trying to figure out how to get back and maybe pick up a control or two.
Although I did have a nice chat with Georgia, as I ran into her near a control that was just giving HER a heck of a time; and then it was fun to see everyone streaming in with just a few minutes to go. Julia blew past me at a crazy pace near the end... took me by surprise and I don't think I could have kept up anyway. (And with my wee points, it really wouldn't have mattered!)
Ended up with 70 or 80. Molly and Pete up ahead steady steady and in control, and then BP right behind me but pausing to upchuck 50 meters from the end so he could make an elegant finish.
My first time at Cleary; I liked the water features, but the open areas were high and hard to run, green areas were dark green. Maybe better for a Spring or Winter event.
Orienteer race (Sprint) 25:00 
shoes: Icebug Acceleritas-L
I was permitted to join the "elite" sprinters due to the fact that not enough people ahead of me on the first course wanted to sprint. (Was this "elitist" policy because we didn't have enough maps? )
It was a mass sprint, like SLOC had a few weekends ago.
Mass Sprint is not a good format for someone at the back of the pack; I think SLOC had 3 separate courses but this was a blue highway. Good workout though because I had no excuse to slow down to figure out where I was going. So I'm sure that even though I was slower than most everyone else, I was faster than normal for me.
I have no idea of my time or distance; will fill it in later.
Orienteer (Control retrieval) 30:00 
shoes: Icebug Acceleritas-L
I skipped the team sprint event, but really enjoyed picking up 4 controls instead. Contour lines at Clearly are 2 meter, and with all the vegetation in some spots, and the trails, it was easy to ignore some of the subtle shifts in the landscape (maybe was part of my problem!). So I paid special attention to that. Peaceful.
Poor Alice was MISERABLE when I woke up this morning. And she couldn't even really walk straight. Daughter Kels took her to the vet for me.
It turns out ALice has not one but TWO tick-borne diseases. Lyme Disease and anaplasmosis - which apparently is particularly hard on German Shepherds. "During the acute phase, the dog develops fever, depression, loss of appetite, shortness of breath, enlarged lymph nodes, and occasionally signs of encephalitis." And it gets worse from there, but I'm hoping we caught it in time. She's on multiple antibiotics. And painkillers. At least she'll look at me with sad pained eyes now; she wouldn't even do that before.
Check yourself AND YOUR DOGS for ticks.