Orienteering58:33*** 6.7 km (8:45 / km) +192m7:39 / km ahr:126 max:160 spiked:16/18c shoes: VJ Falcons 8
Red course at DVOA local event on Warwick Park map. 5.9km, 175m climb. Very open woods with some rockiness underfoot in most places. Some scratchy vegetation, mostly near the stream and mapped fairly accurately. Had a pretty decent run. Lost a minute or so on a bad route choice to #2 (taking a marginally existent trail through some scratchy stuff). Drawn off on #15 by a bag (which happened to be on an identical feature about 50m from the one I was looking for). Several hesitations as I neared controls but usually spotted the bag since the woods were so open. A sub-10min/k run!
Orienteering race 1:30:11*** 7.76 km (11:38 / km) +375m9:22 / km ahr:127 max:154 spiked:13/17c shoes: VJ Falcons 8
Red course at HVO local event on Wanaque Ridge map. 5.8km, 225m climb. A portion of the old Ramapo map with trails updated and not much else, but it has held up quite well. Open woods, steep and very rocky. Much rock is unmapped. A nice course up until control 11 where it climbed (very steeply) to the top of the ridge (nice view but I came to orienteer, not sight see). The next few controls were rather trivial to get us down the other side of the ridge and back to the finish.
Had a mediocre run, losing interest after the ridge control. An error to the first control trying to figure out the map. A brief loss of contact on the way to #8 and drifted off the map on the way to #11 (hit a trail which I deduced pretty quickly was just off the edge of the map). Misread the features near #16 (lots of unmapped stuff in there) which cost a few minutes. Probably about 8 minutes of errors.
Thanks to the folks at HVO for reviving this map - even though it's physical, the woods and orienteering are very nice.
Walking4:34  shoes: VJ Falcons 8
Walk back from Finish to download (track included in race track - hit split instead of stop at Finish box).