Temp was around 36 and breezy at the start, perhaps rising to close to 40. Big props to the course setter and those volunteering at the registration table and start table.
Orienteering race 1:22:55*** 5.49 km (15:07 / km) +152m13:16 / km ahr:134 max:158 spiked:10/11c shoes: 2017 Inov8 ArcticClaw 300
DVOA St Patricks Day O at Hibernia State Park, aka Running Through the Green. 4.41 km, 153m climb (map is 1:10000, 10ft contours)
Map is almost all some shade of green, and the course setter placed many of the controls on locations that were easy to find but hard to get into through vines and prickers. I especially cursed at number two which was rocky as well as surrounded by thorns and vines and downed trees.
Then I hesitated a bit checking the route to 3 (also Red 10-11). I didn't want to ford a stream so early in the race, and couldn't cross below the dam, so finally headed out toward the road.
I was off line just a bit to #5, but when I knew I'd gone the right distance I corrected from the hill just south. The rest was fine and fun. I just wish the park would let some goats loose to deal with the thorns! :-)