Thanks to the help of Yossi Zekic, Igor Gruskov, and Allan Newman, who finished setting out the controls when the meet director broke his ankle while setting out controls, we had a very successful meet. There was some confusion when a control was moved on the Orange course, but for the most part, the last-minute volunteers saved the day. Also thanks to Jim Mathews, Lew Kidder, Bill Luitje, Gabe Svobodny, and Mike Keating who picked up controls and signs and to Mary Joscelyn who did her usual great job with registration.
Over 90 orienteers enjoyed a beautiful early fall day, and the club took into over $600 in fees. A new location was selected for the start and finish to provide some new challenges and to avoid the long, wasted run with no orienteering required at the start and finish of the traditional location. Also, it was possible to include the WUOM radio tower as a control which surprisingly wasnít easy to spot given the foliage on the trees. With the leaves still on the trees limiting visibility, the courses were deceptively difficult. The orienteers who heeded the meet directorís advice to run an easier-than-usual course seemed to appreciate the advice. Many of those who didnít had the opportunity to spend more time enjoying the beautiful weather.
There were some great runs, especially considering the challenge of having the foliage limiting visibility. The top finishers on the Red course all did a great of navigating at speed.
Thanks also to Norihiko Uchida who distributed orienteering maps from Japan where he was an active orienteer. We look forward to seeing him and many of the others new to our club at future events.
|Red: 7.4 km, 14 contols|
|7||Chris Westra & Patty McTigue||2:37:00|
|Mark & Jen Todd||OT|
|Laura & Steve Smith||DNF|
|Carl, Dave, & Doug||DNF|
|Green: 5.7 km, 11 controls|
|6||Karl & Heather Guzick||2:27:00|
|8||Tim & Sue Mielock||2:36:00|
|10||Jeff & Jenifer McWilliams||2:42:00|
|12||Jessie & Wyatt||2:52:00|
|Pam & Bruce||DNF|
|Orange: 4.6 km, 10 controls|
|6||Jess & Karl||2:20:00|
|Robert & Zhenhua||OT|
|Brian & Julie||DNF|
|Zoe & John||DNF|
|Mike & Pat Villemure||DNF|
|Pete & Tamie||DNF|
|Dick & Jennifer||DNF|
|Yellow: 3.2 km, 9 controls|
|Joanne Kent & Barb Whitus||DNF|
|White: 2.8 km, 7 controls|
|1||Scott & Liz||0:43:00|
|7||Nicholas, Matthew, & Melissa Benzie||2:08:50|
|8||Tom & Ruth Piesik||2:10:00|
|Matt & Jamie Johnson||DNF|
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Modified April 13, 2008, by Robert Messer.