It had rained the day before; so the woods were wet. But during the meet, it was just overcast. It was a little cool because of the breeze with a temperature in the mid-50's.
Andy Strat was a first-time meet director. He designed two "white" courses which were very successful; only one team did not complete a beginner course. With this being our National Orienteering Day event, it was especially good to have so many be successful on their first course. I think we had 58 new faces try the beginner courses. We had hoped to have one of the beginner courses use e-punching; but an oversight in the control box setup prevented that.
Andy designed an intermediate course, mostly orange level with a length about yellow level. A fair number of people were not successful with this course; I think they were trying to move "up to the next level" without enough experience at yellow level. Of course, the thick vegetation in many parts of Boyce Park may have been a significant factor, as well. Andy's design of the advanced course was very compact but presented a significant challenge. It was interesting that each of the first six finishers on the advanced course had at least one leg in which he or she was fastest. Both the intermediate and advanced courses used e-punching. All comments about the courses were very positive.
Thanks to Joe Logan for vetting Andy's courses and for helping to put out the controls. Thanks to Barbara Johnstone, Giuseppina Mecchia and Laurie Opila for running registration. Thanks to Eric Steinbring and Andy Strat for running start/finish. Thanks to Joe Logan and Alexis Rzewski for handling instruction. Thanks to Yaki and Tali Shalom Barak, Gordon Huang and Tim Spang for helping with control pick up.
Our next event will be at Mingo Creek Park
on October 20..
Beginner #1 Course
2.3 km 7 controls
|Mark Pekor (2) were on mountain bikes||33:47|
|Stein (6) approximate time, e-punching not set up right||55:52|
|The Breezers (6)||89:40|
Beginner #2 Course
2.2 km 9 controls
|The Troyinators (2)||WPOC||28:03|
|The Waterboys (4)||41:00|
|Kate & Lauren||41:00|
|Matt & Andy's Team||44:27|
|Muscley Magic Moms (2)||48:54|
|Tyler Funk (3)||49:00|
|Dylan & Leo Sutton (3)||50:00|
|Susan & Nelson Caro & Family (5)||64:54|
|Lorraine Mosso (2)||72:00|
|Allen Hahn (3)||72:26|
|Mary & Tom Bates||78:00|
|Team Minecraft Steve (5)||78:34|
|Dolores Bracco (3)||116:30|
|Lost Boys (4) mispunched 3 controls, returned in 69:24||DSQ|
Intermediate Course 3.8 km 10 controls
E-punching was used for this course.
You can get the results here
and the splits here
Advanced Course 6.3 km 16 controls
E-punching was used for this course. You can get the results here and the splits here
Andy will be trying to set up RouteGadget
for the intermediate and advanced courses. If that works out, a link
will be provided here for you to use.