Orienteering race 1:28:38*** 9.69 km (9:09 / km) +146m8:31 / km ahr:128 max:168 spiked:14/17c shoes: VJ Falcons 8
Red course at SVO local event at Gifford Pinchot SP. 8.1km, 170m. OK visibility but very scratchy woods, so trails were generally the best option. But few of the controls were on trails, so some bleeding was unavoidable. The map is about 20 years old and vegetation mapping didn't always reflect reality. An OK run, sticking to trails when possible and navigating by contours and stone walls mostly. No big mistakes and several times managed to spot controls by looking around at the right time even though I wasn't headed right for them. Upper 40s and some sun but quite windy, so running trails along the lake was a little chilly. Thanks to Brad, Julie and the rest of the SVO crew for all their work and enduring the conditions.