Meet Director's Report
First, let me apologize for being so late in getting my report
out. There were a lot of great volunteers last weekend who helped
out, and I wanted to recognize their help much sooner. So, better
late than never, my thanks go to: Jim, Carle, Kevin, Erin,Dan,Carol
for help with registration, Erik, Chris, Anna, Michael C and Michael
S for help with timing, Tracy, Ken, Paul, and Ed for help with control
pickup, Duane A. and Joe H. for help with making some signs, and
additional thanks to Kathy and Michael for helping things go smoothly
during the meet. There are a few others who helped out that I've
overlooked -- everyone plays a part in making a meet a success even
if the meet director forgets to write your names down. Thanks again!!
We couldn't have done it without all the help from the volunteers!
And last but not least, my thanks to Jim Gordon for setting the
Course Setter's Report
Well, we had the promised rain. It’s a pity it arrived on
race day though. From what I could tell most of the runners heading
south of the creek took the direct route. We’re going to upload
the results into Route Gadget so I hope you take a few minutes to
draw your route.
I have to apologize for the misplacement of control 4 on both the
yellow and red courses. Apparently 4 is an unlucky number in China
and it wasn’t working too well for me either. The Yellow runners
were up to the task though and it didn’t seem to affect their
results but the Red course wasn’t so forgiving and I’ve
removed the control from the results.
The loops in the Red and Green courses didn’t seem to cause
any problems (other than the water pit) but a couple of runners
managed to go the wrong way round the controls. Fortunately they
both realized their mistake and went back to punch in the correct
order thereby saving themselves from a DQ. I’m looking forward
to reading the comments in Route Gadget about having to find the
same control twice but from different directions.
Those of you who arrived early would have seen Gianofer Fields
from Chicago Public Radio making a recording of our activities.
I don’t know when this is due to be broadcast but we’ll
post a link on the website when we find out. Finally I’d like
to thank Jeff Porter and his team for managing the event so well.
See you all again at The Goat.
White, Yellow, and Orange Results
Red and Green Splits
Red and Green Extended Splits