Orienteering (Ultra Long) 1:49:00  *** 10.7 km (10:11 / km) +475m 8:20 / km
shoes: O: Falcons 2008
Ultra Long at Colorado. There was a little problem with a stream crossing. Major rains the night before flooded the stream crossing. They streamered toa new crossing but weren't clear about the rules. I saw one streamer as I approached but no others. I finally saw one by the stream and ran to it only to find they have streamered over the embankment back 50 meters the way I just come. I followed the strreamers around but others just cut across the gully the streamers were taking us around. I lost a bunch of time as a result. There was suppose to be a control at the crossing but it wasn't at the crossing. It was 100 meters away at a gate opening in fence. They put a tent near the control but not at the control. This was the only water on the course but it wasn't at the control and I didn't see it. They put a first aid symbol on the map. I saw the first aid symbol but not the control. I went to the next control which wasn't too far. Fortunately as I was leaving one the people I crossed the stream with informed me that I had missed the control. I was able to go back and get (it only cost me 5 contours of climb and few minutes). I was not happy. Other than water at control three, there was no water on the course. I was not happy. 109 minutes is a long time without water.
The good news is that I beat 2nd place by 4 seconds. Eventhough I was 2nd overall I was first U.S. so took the M45 champion.