Orienteering race (goat) 2:24:40  *** 14.5 km (9:59 / km) +550m 8:23 / km
spiked:23/24c shoes: Salomon wings bright green
Gateway Grunt at Hawn State Park- beautiful day 45 - 60 deg F; dry and sunyy. Mass start goat with 2 skips allowed. 16.1 km for all 26 controls (- 1.6 for skip)
Took off with the leaders running up the hill to #1 . Big MNOC group (Justin, Tom, Andrei, Pete C, Pete W) blue MNOC jerseys all in the lead pack. Molly skipped 3 and then was with us at 4 and 5 .
Group started to spread out after 5 . Pete W and I ran together . Caught Justin , Tom and Andrei coming out of 8 . Then Pete and I ran on our own from 9 on. Skipped 19 and 23 . Met Erin at 22 (on Runt course)
Map was very nice and terrain easy to read . Woods were open and fast. Both lost concentration at 26 after the long climb and went down wrong reentrant to the finish (5 min error) DOH.
Awesome meet and great weekend travelling with all the MNOC folks (12 in total - Justin and Molly, Pete C, Pete W, Erin, Jim M, Tom P , Andrei, Martineaus (3) ) and other folks from Chicago, BGR, PTOC , RMC etc