New England Champs at Willard Brook SF, Day 1, Brown X. 4.1k, 135m. A very fine course by J-J on an excellent map by Jon Campbell. Lots of light and medium green and some areas with intense rock detail. Moderate trail network, with some twisty mountain bike trails. Light green was quite runnable as were the areas of white.
An OK run with two minute errors on two controls (6 and 7) plus a couple 30 second losses (4 and 10). Went to an adjacent open hilltop at 6; stopped short and checked out a much smaller ridge on the way to 7. At 4 I chose to bash through more mountain laurel than I needed to. Ended up 3rd on Brown X, about 3 minutes behind Peggy and 2 min behind Tony. 2nd in M65 for the day.Livelox - Map and Route