Orienteering race (Beer Chase) 1:19:19  9.3 km (8:32 / km)
shoes: Falcons 2018
It was cool, very rainy day. I spent an 2 hours before the start standing the rain helping to set up everything. This promised to be the 2nd Jug Bay Beer Chase where the marshes actually had water in them. The problem is there was water everywhere so the marshes were still hard to see.
I was slow on the beer drink this year. Several people beat me, including the usual Dan Quinn. I was however, the first one to start running. The fast people passed my quite quickly running down the road. They took the field, I cut over to the trail to avoid the first of the stream crossing. The lead pack overshot a bit so I was the first one to the control with Ken Walker right behind me. He quickly passed me. I went left to #2 to avoid green but was a little to far left. The leaders got there ahead of me. Then they disappeared never to be seen again (at least by me). I don't know where everyone went. I ran the next few controls by myself. I made a boo-boo on #5 and people (Vido and Diana) caught up to me. I passed them back on the way to 6. At the exchange I had no idea where I was place wise but Dan Quinn was right behind me. Dan passed on the way to the next control but we stayed together along with Joshua Sanchez the rest of the loop. Leaving the 2nd control I started off the total wrong direction and Dan followed me. I suggested he should look at his map which he then started doing. I caught back up to Joshua at 3. Joshua runs to fast for me and was leaving me behind on the trails. I punched #6 behind Joshua and Dan but was the first to leave the control. I ran down the hill right into the marsh where I got stuck. I was sunk deep enought that I couldn't move either leg to get out. I had to call for help from Dan/Joshua who fortunately helped pull me out. I figure they lost at least minute doing that. Thank you Dan & Joshua. After that I was so tired and they ran away from me. Last loop was uneventful except I saw Jon Torrence coming into a control from the wrong direction. He out ran me to the finish. All in All a good run in the pouring rain, dark woods.