Orienteering race 1:10:45  6.1 km (11:36 / km) +190m 10:02 / km
West Point A meet - Day 2
A decent race that gets downgraded to "not bad" due to three errors.
On the way to number one, I felt a cramp in my back. I tried to run through it with good success (doubt it cost me more than the five seconds I stopped to stretch it right then and there). Went high around the reentrant and up the hill above the stone wall only to discover that I had no epunch when I got to the control. I remembered scraping my hands on the cliffs so I went back down them found it and got to do the hill (or two-thirds of it) a second time.
Blew #3 as I was too far downstream at a similar feature (about three minutes), but was clean after than through #8. Going to #9, I flew, found the reentrant, but it looked all wrong even as I descended three contours instead of 1. Realizing my probable error, I climbed and sure enough found the water stop at #10. Back to #9 for a five minute goof. On the way to #11, I heard a scream behind me and saw Ron Bortz and some guy in a green suit. The guy in the green suit was screaming in pain and hopping like he had a broken ankle or something. I stopped and headed back, yelling "Are you okay?" Apparently he said, "yes" because Ron blew by him without stopping. As I approached, he limped down the hill to the road without acknowledging me so I returned to the course with "30 seconds of sporting withdrawal". To make matters worse, he beat me to #11 by about 10 seconds! Ron and I chased each other in; he's faster than me, but I was able to out micro-navigate him into 13 and out of 14 so it was pretty competitive until he pulled away at #17.
Not great, but not a bad run and my best three-race set in years.