|Out the high ground W of the pond. Above the rocks, cross the stream and ran up the spur. Already to tired to run the uphills. Surprised to see Ross leaving the control.
|Apparently I had some trouble with my watch and stopped it at some point instead of taking a split. Thanks to seeing Ted at #5 I think I got them sorted out. Came as a rude surprise to be posted at 79 when I thought I done a 72. Ran hard to try and stay with Ross but could not keep up. No problem with control but Ross ran away.
|Confused a bit by the ATV trails and got a bit left but could see the big rock. Saw Ted punching off to the SW.
|Straight. Common control with Blue and I was right behind Ted at the punch.
|Common leg with Blue but I could not stay with Ted. Up thru rocks, over to small trail, thru marsh to larger trail. Ted gone at this point. Trail around to E side of pond. Saw JJ on way to 15. Straight from here looking for the rocks before the bag after crossing the last marsh. A bit south but saw the stone wall to the right and veered in.
|Went to far S to miss marsh. Might as well have taken the trail and come in thru the saddle. Contoured low around marsh and came in from below. Did not seem like a good route.
|Started straight but then decided to follow the stream around. Cut off to soon. (see now that I should have gone down a few contours first) and ended up wasting time in the wet area SE of the control. Saw Ted on his way out and a short time later Eddie.
|Not sure what went wrong here. Was there an extra trail? Ended up way high and eventually came in from the trail E of the control
|Straight, but staying left to preserve elevation. Missed bag at end and had to run N.
|Straight, trying to run down a cadet. Might be the one I passed at 9.
|Straight, taking the trail NE to bend. No speed on the uphill but did pass the cadet.
|Had a bonus split of 1:28 which I added to this leg since I know I botched it. Ran to pond then trail, stone wall. Attacked from near 3 but rocks were not as I expected. Passed S of the control and wasted time going to the wrong one. Caught by the cadet and joined by another.
|Think the company will keep my speed up on these short legs but instead I am distracted and miss the bag again.
|Confused by the wet area and stop short before continuing on
|Finally get my act together and drop the cadets.
|To clearing corner, then stop thinking and take the trail and go wrong way at the junction. Recover quickly but not before the cadets pass me back.
|They take off. Run hard but cannot catch them.
|Stop watch at finish and think I have 72+. Apparently hit the button later since I find it running and have no finish split. Just made this time up but it seems to make my finish time come out ok.
Total Time Lost - 00:10:50