Despite iffy and unseasonal weather predictions, we had a very good showing of orienteers at today’s event. The day started off pretty chilly and damp, but gradually warmed, and we never got any real rain until just as the last controls were retrieved. There were lots of compliments for Howard Montgomery’s subtle courses, and his ‘butterfly loops’ that reused some controls several times. This despite having to change venues only last month because of a wedding party at the original Octagon site! Happily, we caught the attention of quite a few passersby at Boston Run, and we did a lot of ‘orienteering ambassadorship’ at the registrars table. And Fran Kern said that she did a bit of recruiting out on the course as well!
Many thanks to all our volunteers, including:
- Director: Randy Mitchell
- Designer: Howard Montgomery
- Registrar: Collen Sabeh
- Starter: Todd Pownell
- Timer: Mike Sabeh
- Greeter: Holly Wilgus
- Control Collectors: Howard Montgomery, Bob Boltz, Dominic Conte, Fred Mailey, Michael Sabeh
White/Yellow Course: 10 controls 2.6 km 85 m 1 Holly Wilgus 83:44 2 Chuck St.John 115:29 (Manually entered start time) 3 Fran Kern 115:31 Orange Course: 13 controls 4.3 km 105 m 1 Steve Johnson 40:47 2 Kate Arbogast 82:59 3 Frank Mahne 129:23 4 Tom and Jack Loya 152:36 Brown Course: 14 controls 4.1 km 90 m 1 Alex Bogorad 82:26 Jennifer Rockwood DNF Mark Rockwood DNF Green Course: 15 controls 4.6 km 105 m 1 Mark Stypczynski 74:27 2 Ted Frank 81:11 3 Guy Russ 87:11 4 Fred Mailey NEO 100:16 5 Johnson & Witalis 121:22 Kevin Pete DNF Andreas Johansson 53:02 / DNF* (Punched 44 - 51 in wrong order) Red Course: 16 controls 4.9 km 145 m 1 Todd Pownell 42:20 2 Tom Svobodny 51:05 3 Steve Johnson 55:17 4 Bob Boltz 55:23 5 Gil Even 87:32 6 Mike Sabeh 94:24 7 Jeff and Alex Perry 118:21 8 Dominic Conte 134:03 9 Bob Turanchik 151:27
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*Read about Andreas Johansson’s big mistake on the triangle, and how he punched a few controls in the wrong order.