Orienteering race 1:08:46  **** 5.56 mi (12:22 / mi) +62m 11:57 / mi
24c shoes: Salomon Speed Cross 3 Black
Flying Pig Blue Middle
My first middle. went so-so, no huge errors but lots of small/medium ones that stacked up.
1-8 went pretty well, slightly overshot 6 but quickly corrected. Was moving pretty fast and feeling good.
9 was my biggest error, had to re-attack 3 times. I think i was close every time, but i kept ending up on the N side of the thicket, and the flag was barely visible through it. Several other people were wandering the same area at the same time.
10-12 went well
13 I wasnt as deliberate as I needed to be in that no mans land. missed it and had no idea where i was, so i went back to 9 to reattack, and had trouble finding 9 again... Once I did find it I hit 13 well.
14-17 went well.
Last bigger error was 18, again I wasnt careful and missed S, and wandered a bit before stumbling on it.
21 I hesitated at the right feature because I didnt go down it far enough, did a small circle looking for another option before committing.
22 - twisted my ankle and hobbled for a bit.
Went the wrong way around to the finish i think.
A fun race, very technical and a learning experience. I would look forward to middle in the future.