Meet Director's Report:
I was a bit pessimistic in the days before the meet. The weather
forecast was for rain and/or sleet. Tom Favale, our course setter,
announced that as of 5:00 pm on Saturday, there were hundreds of
Boy Scouts camping at our start location and there was no parking
available. And I had a total of three volunteers lined up to help
run the meet.
My worries were for naught. The wind and cold held off until late
afternoon giving us perfect running weather. The sun was out and
gave great views of the leaves starting their color change.
The Boy Scouts were up early Sunday morning, breaking camp as we
were setting up – a seamless transition. Many scouts and their
parents participated in our event.
And numerous volunteers stepped up to help make this meet a success.
Special thanks to John Roeser, Ms. Strang, and Michael Schneiderman
for running the registration, Carl Larssen for providing the beginners
clinics, Paul Muffler for entering all runners into the e-punch
system (while coordinating his 18 Taft HS JROTC charges), and Oivind
Naess, Tracy Hixon, Charlie Shahbazian, Jeff Shaw, and one really
tall guy whose name I didn’t get (sorry!) for control pickup.
I know that I have missed a few others who jumped in as necessary
to make this meet a success.
And special thanks to our course setter, Tom Favale, for putting
together these five great courses. Though some of the competitors
found their courses a bit challenging, I talked to a number of finishers
from all the courses who thoroughly who enjoyed themselves.
We are also grateful to our event sponsor, REI – Oakbrook
Terrace, and their representative, Margie Martinson. Margie attended
the meet and provided REI discount cards, hot chocolate and other
goodies for meet attendees. CAOC is the club of the month at REI
– Oakbrook Terrace and we appreciate their support.
Thanks for coming to the meet. We should have the results up shortly.
See you next week at Cap Sauer and in a few weeks at Poplar Creek.
Nick Preys (Meet Director)
Red, Green, and Orange ePunch results can be found here: Standard