Orienteering15:36 2.07 km (7:32 / km) +3ft7:31 / km ahr:171 max:179
CMOUSAC Classic. 3s back from Giacomo! the mythically perfect race would have been third place about 5s behind ali. one stupid blunder, going 2-4-3-4, probably 45s error. i'll look at it in finer detail. if there were ever a time to bring my A game, it's at the championship meet, and i brought 95% of it. very tangible dividends from a summer spent running, and a few evenings plugging away at biggins' ski-o memory game. a stupendously fun trio of events run flawlessly by PG, well worth the drive and time. Bub's BBQ was the perfect capper. PG, like a pro, even had the splits and maps posted before we got home. definitely mapping these after more logs trickle in.
Orienteering7:12 0.91 km (7:56 / km) +5ft7:52 / km ahr:168 max:179
argh! so close. some really solid legs, and one total meltdown. 5:00 on leg 4. the winning time - for the whole course, mind you - was about 2/3rds of that. fortunately i relocated off of the third control, so i can imagine a non-idioti, clean split of 1:10, 6th on that leg, and a final time of 3:22 and third place, a few seconds behind Giacomo. I coulda been a contenda, again.
Orienteering8:22 1.25 km (6:43 / km) +5ft6:40 / km ahr:175 max:183
Leg 2 of the relay. PG did a clever setup to condense the field - after the first finisher of the first leg punched, he started a two minute countdown. first leggers that finished under those two minutes traded off per usual, but when the clock ran out the remaining second leggers started en masse. that second leg start was stupendously fun. pretty much following the pack through five controls, and then we dispersed for the long leg. 6 was particularly devious.