Occassional thoughts about orienteering

Saturday, March 22, 2003

Local race at Prairie Center


Two weeks ago, the local O' race was at Weston Bend. Eric W. commented, "You guys have better terrain than I thought."

Eric probably expected terrain more like Prairie Center.

Here is the map with my routes. A few comments are called for...

My route from 1-2 looks strange. Why run around a big yellow area? The yellow was deep grass. In some places the grass was waist high. Running through waist high grass is slow and tiring.

The fourth control was misplaced. The small circle to the east of the circle is where the control hung. I took another 50-60 seconds from the center of the circle to when I found the control marker.

Dan and I compared splits and we were within 3/10ths of a second apart at number 7. I picked up the pace a bit, or maybe Dan slowed.

The funniest post-race comment? "How did you do 10 to 11?"

My h.r. curve is typical of an O' race.

posted by Michael | 8:32 PM


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