Orienteering -race 5:58:00  *** 19.0 km (18:51 / km)
29c rhr:48 slept:6.0 shoes: Inov8 rocklite 315 -2
Raccoongaine, WPOC. Travelled with bob and John R - very pleasant. Cold (20's) before start, but sunny with little wind, so conditions were good. When I got the map I saw i wouldn't clear the course, so tried to maximize points/effort. Navigation was clean except perhaps 10 minutes or less of small errors, only two of any note. At 2 hrs saw that i would have to cut my plan short, and at 1 hr started to just pack it up when i realized that a road route would catch a couple of high pointers, but would probably require a long control-less run in. Gambled on that, and all went so well that I picked up about 50 points on the way back. Good thing - frogstompers were second with 950, and i won (!) with 1000 (about 135 total competitors, most in the 3 hr). Good showing by all of neooc and neohio in general. Great day!