Considering that this was the beginning of August, the weather was reasonably cooperative. The temperature was in the seventies but the humidity was low. The woods were very open; but, of course, the climb presented small problems as it always does at the Co-Op park.
Sherry Shank was the meet director. Her course designs proved to be very good as people completed them in about the expected amount of time and everyone seemed to have very positive comments about them. Also, at least one person found all the controls on the score course and took just under the 90 minutes allowed. There was only one minor course problem in that a control on the score course (and its control box) fell down. Several people visited the control in this state before we could put it back up. They did not see the box on the ground and had to resort to manual punching. Once again, we tried to offer a bike course; and once again, we had very low participation.
The major problem with this event occurred around 2 pm when the computer crashed and refused to come back up. As a consequence, there are no precise results for one of the courses that used e-punching (Score). The White course also used e-punching; but all participants finished before the computer crash; so we can give those results. The manual log of starters allow us to show the participants on the Score course; but we can provide only impressions of how the course came out. For example, we know Kimmo Berg cleared the Score course in about 88 minutes. Up to the computer crash, no one else had cleared the course. But at the time of the crash, there were still 5 runners on the Score course; the results below list only people who finished before the crash and Alexis Rzewski who provided the info from his Forerunner.
Thanks to Laurie Opila, Barbara Johnstone, Sherry Shank and Yaki Barak for running registration. Thanks to Anneliese Steuben and Andy Strat for running start/finish. Thanks to Al Sheaffer and Joe Logan for handling instruction. Thanks to Al Sheaffer, Joe Logan and Kimmo Berg for helping with control pick up.
To see Alexis' photos from the event, go
Our next event will be at Deer Lakes Park
on August 24.
Our next event will be at Deer Lakes Park on August 24.
White Course 2.0 km 35 m climb 9 controls
See results here
See splits here
4.0 km 170 m climb
|Erlend Steen Klokkerud||40:00|
|Eric & Maggie||76:27|
|Brett Johns & Sky Barnes||76:29|
|Tom & Linda Gray||WPOC||78:36|
|Smell the Roses||WPOC||127:25|
Score Course 90 minutes 24 controls various points per control 10 point penalty per minute late
The Score course had five 5-point controls, five 10-point controls, five 15-point controls, five 20-point controls and four 25-point controls for a total of 350 points. Latness was penalized at the rate of 10 points per minute late. There were 10 starts on this course; but no scores can be given because of the computer crash. The table below shows the participants in the order of their starts.
See partial results here
See splits for partial results here
|Brian & Andrea|
To see Alexis' course, click here
7.4 km 285 m climb 13 controls
|Tom Gray missed control #8, time 91:05||WPOC||DSQ|