Orienteering race 54:09  *** 3.1 km (17:28 / km) +180m 13:32 / km
spiked:12/15c shoes: Jala Jukola Spider 6 #2
Middle - Green at the Flying Pig XIII, McFarlan Woods map (Mt. Airy Forest). Cool weather (40's) but the rain had stopped earlier in the day.
A very fun course with lots of direction changes in the middle of it (4-11) back and forth across a trail, and in some intricate reentrant/depression areas as well which I enjoyed and mostly did well on (except for 11, see later).
A brainfreeze at 3 cost me about 5 min. (eternity on a middle course) when I got into the area, actually saw a bag, but took forever to decide to check it (from where I saw it I thought the bag was for the reentrant/ditch just beyond the mapped rootstock...turns out there was a remnant tree stump there that I didn't notice). Odd description -- "ruined rootstock" -- I suppose to differentiate its appearance from all the fresh rootstocks (unmapped) also on that hillside... Anyway, my error for inattention to more details.
Lost a little time on 4 -- not because I couldn't find it, but because I took a roundabout route when straight would have sufficed (there was a little dark green mapped that I was avoiding, but it was probably passable). Lost a little time on 11 when I stood on the opposite side of a large downed tree and couldn't see the depression on the other side of it -- about 20 m away, or less. :-P Silly me.
Coughing and hacking before the start irritated my throat. I don't know if it was the wet woods or something I had eaten not too long before which caused it, but the irritation came and went through the weekend.
FR - 3.57 km, ST - 5.1