Did the Green course at Sessions. My route
A straight forward course with controls hung high and visible through the north half of Sessions. The area has been hit by a myriad of new trails, undoubtedly by bikes, which adds confusion for O. But the area is relatively open for those who run. I walked most of the time but tried jogging on open levels or downhills.
Heavy breathing on the climb from 2 to 3 since I'm pretty much out of shape. Took a small detour to verify 9 on my way to 3. On the way to 7 wanted to avoid the climb and went around to the right, thinking the trail would be easy enough to pick up since it is, well, used to be, the main well-trodden N/S path in that area. That cost me because of the new bike trails going every which way and it wasn't clear to me at all which was the old trail. I should have proceeded straight over the two contour mesa (I ended up there anyway without knowing where I was) and rely on contours and compass from there, ignoring the unmapped web of trails. For some reason I always have difficulty finding that huge oak tree (No. 7), even though I have myself hung controls there. On way to 9 I passed by 3 for a secure waypoint. Skirted the now maturing clearcut area on way to 10 because I suspect that area would be slow and have lots of ankle twisters. Can't explain why the iPhone recorded me in a zig zag climbing up to the field on way to 11 -- I may have been huffing and puffing but I wasn't staggering!
Probably my best time on a course of this length (4.4 crow-flying km).