Orienteering race 1:57:35  *** 7.4 km (15:53 / km) +368m 12:44 / km
spiked:4/18c shoes: Innov-8 mudclaw 330
This hould have been a good day. Bobbled 1 and 2, then was about as good as I have ever been for 3456. 7 I drifted right a bit, recovered, found an alternate and easier route off the road, but bobbled by 3m the last 200m. So, the run was decent, until half way through the route to control 8. After crossing the first road I apparently started one of my 30degree offsets, and wound up on the 2nd road unsure where I was (around 200m south of where I intended, it turns out). Though through the map there shows only a minor S bend, in person it looked like a something that would be major on the map, and I feared I was almost off the map to the south. So, I trucked up the road 500m and realized I was coming to the junction, turned around, and muddled my way through to 8 very slowly. lost perhaps 10 minutes there. Then proceeded to foul up 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and part of 14, each by around 3-5 minutes, each through being unsure of the compass (I think, in retrospect). It would be nice if all this was due to compass problems, but I'm not confident of that.