Orienteering race (Green long) 1:41:31  *** 5.5 km (18:27 / km) +140m 16:22 / km
spiked:9/13c shoes: Jala Jukola Spider 6 #2
'Twould be nice to have more weekends where I have two (mostly) clean runs. This wasn't one of them.
Messed up to 1. Thought I was attacking from the spur due south; I even stopped before crossing the swamp to be sure I was going up the right reentrant. I was having a bit of trouble visualizing where things were going up, partly because the circle was obscuring contour lines...I think I walked right by it, perhaps a 1/2 contour too low (and didn't see the bag), and then checked a few other knolls in the area before heading back to the swamp to reattack. About a 6 min error.
Good to 2--straight route; kept track of features including the fact that I needed to go up a contour near the end to the form-line spur. 3 was a short leg. A bit sloppy on the route to 4, getting confused by some of the stone walls. Went beyond it rather than hugging the green which took you right to it.
Good route/attack to 5, except when I got in the circle; misread the hills at the top of the swamp (again, cutting the circle for the route in would have helped me) but corrected on the large boulder to the SSE. 3-4 min lost here.
Good route to 6, though a little slow (slower than Mary Jo); did well on the "long" leg to 7; hit mountain bike trail to 8. Out to MB trail to 9, but cut across reentrant to where MB trail loops back; around the bend, then cut down to run along the edge of the reentrants and counted them off. Score!
10 was my biggest error; I didn't want to climb straight up and intended to loop around/contour around the right (E) side but as I was passing a contour or two below the correct reentrant I looked up, wondered if that's where my control was, but didn't check because things in the flat area didn't look right to me. So I wandered in the rock NW of the control until going N to the trail to relocate, which I did successfully. But I lost ~9 minutes on this leg.
Clean the rest of the way in, though I was getting tired near the end. But not as tired as I thought I'd be! Climb was a bit less than typical for a 5.5 km green (which was just fine with me).
FR = 7.02 km
Also, walk to start 5 min from bus drop off to assembly area, 6 min from assembly area/finish to start.
Excellent meet by WCOC and the US Team! Thanks to all involved.