ARDF 2m race 1:40:32 5.87 km (17:08 / km) +161m15:04 / km ahr:146 max:169
2m ARDF (US ARDF Championships) at Breakheart Reservation, in Wakefield, Mass.
Third. Got a reasonable order, but it was completely on wits alone. It was really hard to get a good idea of the entire layout, so I just made choices based on partial information and a guess or two.
My order was 2431, and either that or 2413 was ideal. I'm guessing 2413, but I don't really know how anyone could have known the proper order. I went reasonably close to 1 without realizing how close it was. I missed 5 pretty much completely (but I didn't have to get it)---I went by it very close and didn't have a signal strong enough to know exactly where it was. Later, I had the signal from across a lake, and it seemed as if it was on my side, not across the lake, where it actually was. It didn't mess me up because I didn't need it, but it was luck, I think, that it didn't.
Really nice day. A bit hot. I left it all out there. I was stumbling and starting to slow down on the way to the finish.