Orienteering race 38:08  *** 3.1 km (12:18 / km) +79m 10:55 / km
spiked:14/17c shoes: Jala Jukola Spider 6 #2
Final "sprint" at Cemetery Hill, FR 3.88 km. I forgot to turn my watch off after I finished; I edited the distance and time from what is shown on the track.
Better run; started shortly behind Lori and Joe. Joe hadn't picked up a description sheet and didn't know the number of the first control so stopped short, but I told him the first one was 121. I took the trail to the right that many others had; left and down from the spur might have been better/faster because then you dropped right to it from the side away from the green; Lori was just leaving #1 as I arrived. Joe long gone on the way to 2 (big trail to field then cut in at large trail to the left of 15). Ed D. started not too long after me and passed me on the way to 3. He stayed left of the ponds to 4 so I went right and was ahead of both him and Lori into 4. Ed ran past me on the way to 5, and Lori on the way to 6, but they both overran 7. I was on the bigger trail in the field and took the short side trail just S of 7 and thought, "it should be right down there" -- and it was! :-) Lori passed me again on the way to 8, but I got to 9 again ahead of both her and Ed, who then both passed me on the way to 10. I fell after punching, just before crossing the stream, and they were able to pull away.
Off to the right (west) just a little to 12, but saw the frisbee-golf goal and corrected. To 13, I thought I was headed up the clearing/path to the south (near 2) but was really in the one to the SW and ended up way north of where I needed to be; had to run the trail NW and duck in after crossing the first stream. Stayed high to 15, then took the big trail SSE until I hit the white woods and cut uphill. Hesitant approaching the small boulder because I couldn't see the flag tucked low behind it. Picked up an older fellow between 15 and 16 and was just ahead to 17, but he caught up on the downhill trail run and beat me into the finish. :-)
Very nice courses -- and map! -- by Phil B. Thanks to him and to NEOC for this event.