Orienteering race (Huntington Long) 1:21:08  *** 7.5 km (10:49 / km) +100m 10:09 / km
spiked:11/13c (sick) shoes: Jalas Champion
Nice course set by new setters Sandy Schreyer and Ted Lystig. Mostly geared toward bike-O, but with three foot O courses as well. Controls were mostly orangish in difficulty, but plenty of long legs with multiple route choices - trails factored into many of them, but generally much longer than the direct approach - so tough to choose between them sometimes. And most of the direct routes were through really nice woods, only a few patches of laurel to contend with, so the running was totally fine on a gorgeous day - wore my hat when running into the sun, hat off when glare wasn't an issue. Running felt great most of the time, but I lacked the stamina to run up quite a few of the hills, so was reduced to walking on occasion.
Only real 'mistake' was on the long leg from 6 to 7, I got up to the small bike trail, but quickly tired of its twisting nature so tried to short cut one loop and wound up picking up a different trail in light green that I hadn't seen on the map - got maybe 100m down that before realizing it wasn't the intended trail, then stopped to consider whether to back track, or press onward through some laurel - opted to press on, but the choice definitely cost me a few minutes. The last few controls had very good (and seemingly even) choices about which direction to go around the various ponds. My choices were clean, not sure if they were the fastest, but they worked for me...