Here is my HH '04 First Loop (Jackie Jones) map.
Here is my HH '04 Second Loop (Pole Brook) map.
Here is my HH '04 Third Loop (Sebago) map.
Maps and routes for this year's Highlander. This year's race was staged
at Sebago, with a 3.4K road run to Jackie Jones, an O loop there with a long
dead run to Pole Brook, another loop there, then a run to the staging area
for the final loop on Sebago. There was a ton of trail/road/open running --
I didn't measure it, but I would guess at least 10K, tho alot of that was
part of O route choices, and not everyone took the same road/trail choices
in those cases.
Will Hawkins won; I was 4th, about 22 minutes behind, which is pretty good for
me, or at least it exceed my expectations. I ended up about
2 minutes out of second. I was second at the end of second loop, and
also very late in the race with mostly trail running to go, and was knocked
off the podium by stronger runners -- although a race is a race whether its
navigation or running -- the good news is I didn't blow it on navigation --
for whatever reason, that makes me feel good.
Well, I did probably lose 2 minutes total on navigation over the 26K , but
it didn't seem like a blow on navigation. I was strong and mentally focused
the whole race, including the end, and wasn't particularly tired at the
end. This is a first at a Highlander for me. But I could not have run
faster at the end as I watched my medal blow past me on the trail.
I ran a good part of the race on my own, and did some pack running. I was
shaky in the beginning, losing contact on #2 and #5 (both seeming parallel
errors, as usual), but fortunately there was a pack in those cases. I will
probably do the traditional blow by blow with splits on attackpoint sometime