Orienteering (Great Falls) 1:36:06  9.4 km (10:13 / km) +340m 8:39 / km
ahr:130 max:158 shoes: O' Icebuds 2014
I started off strong for the first little bit. I decided to take the towpath but then couldn't tell if there was a crossing down stream so I came back and ran the other side until I couldn't. I finally had to climb the hill and didn't read the map well so was just going along until I hit a trail. I hit a different trail then expected. Lost all momentum so took it easy the rest of the course. I walked a bunch and didn't push it.
After a few controls I had a kid follow me for about 10 controls. It was very annoying. I finally stopped and walked to let the kid get ahead. Once I started jogging again I caught right back up to him. The kid was running faster than I was but not orienteering. he would pass me then stop. A few controls later I decided to actually run hard and leave him behind. So I ran hard, got to the next one ahead of him and kept going. Unfortunately on that control was one where a key contour was hidden and I missed the control. The kid saw it and beat me to it as I was coming back to it. After that I gave up.
Had trouble again with lines/circles hiding key features/contours. Long course: #1, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18 all had key contour detail hidden.