Click here for my Fair Hill Sprint 05 map.
Click here for my Fair Hill Day 1 05, M21 map.
Click here for my Fair Hill Long O Champs 05, M35-45 map.
The mystery location from last week's entry was Istanbul, Turkey.
PG and Jeff Watson figured it out.
I had a good set of races. I would guess the total navigational
error over the three days (about 26K), adds up to less than 2
minutes. Only navigation mistake that really made the radar was
about a 45 second error on #6 on Saturday.
I did lose time on route choice, but I always do. In particular,
I wasn't happy with my route to #5 on the long day, nor getting
tangled up in some avoidable green on the way to #3. I'm not
sure about #6, perhaps going right was faster, but what I did
could not have been catastrophic. I was also a little hesitant
on #12, but I spiked pretty much every control over the 3 day
weekend. Of course, the orienteering seemed easy, but it felt
Sprint and M21 day both placed 8th. I have to feel good about
that. Not sure about the long O day where I ran M35-45, as I
could not stay for results, but I am optimistic about top 10
on that course there also. I did have my day 3 speed, unfortunately,
for the championship day, coming in at about 7.5min/k vs 6.8 on
the M21 day. Perhaps it was hillier and greener ... I just wish
the championship day could have been first, when I was fresh.
My only regret is not running M21 on the championship day, as
22K would have been more fun than 14K. I had 8 more K in me
when I finished, I suppose. Unfortunately I was pretty banged
up when I registered, so I thought at the time that running
less was better.