I think we may have just figured out the ideal approach to organizing these races. Two race course planners do the course and ribbon hanging and 80% of the map prep. Staff takes over and does most of the rest giving course planners the race day off (well day off for me and half off for Hans). It is great knowing that the race will be a success without the race corse planners having to be involved that much in race day. I'm happy to design the Icebreaker too if you would like as I may be away that day too.
You guys are such a well-oiled machine that Patrick should be allowed to race again.
I do get to do 2/3 Raids, so that's fine by me :)
Also since I've got WTM next weekend and don't want to race (same reason we don't see Batkins at RtH anymore)
Or perhaps since I've course planned or co-course planned 23 of the 27 raids maybe I could race again too as I have no WTM aspirations.
It's just not the same without Mike taking pictures of me hitting the wall at the end...
So, in the interest of raid trivia, which ones has mike not been involved with?
SSR the year he and I did it. (Explains the delays)
SSR the year(s) he and Richard raced together. Is that one or two? Or two and a half?
I believe an early GRR with the worst ever last control.
Oh, I may be familiar with that one. Is that the year it ended at that golf course? My first, my last, my everything....,
So, one SSR with me, two (.5) with Richard and an infamous GRR.
Is that right, mike?
The RTH that finished at the golf course was the toughest of all time. Lots of rain made the course slower but we also blew the winning time there. Winning time there was 3h45m where the average time for our point-to-point raids is 3h08m. Over half the RTH races have had winning times +/- 4 minutes from that all time average so yeah blew it in 2010. Overall though given all the things can happen I think we have done a good job with getting the distance right.
I haven't been involved in any of the SSR's though I prepped the map for the first one or two I think. I was referring to the 27 RTH or GRR races DGL has hosted. I've run in these.
2014 RTH (half raid)
This year's race was fun to organize since I hadn't run in the Grindstone for some time. It is quite pretty in there and the trails are challenging. There is no BS in that BSMT route. Also one thing we didn't hype at all was that the Borer's Falls map was brand new and the matrix map was also new (meghan finished it two days before the race). ;-)
You are forgetting the Navstock Raid, last seen in 2008. I expect Hammer was involved in those too.
Just looking through the race photos now - Nev, even though mike wasn't there, you'll be happy the tradition has continued
Though I think DD_11 may have trumped you
Does anyone know how to post a photo on AP? I seem to have forgotten. Instructions or perhaps a demo should refresh my memory nicely.
Post it to flickr or some other image hosting site. They usually have a share function and you just copy and paste the html code it gives you
Anvil, you saw the opportunity and you straight up took it.
To be fair, I led him right to it. Practically dragged him there by a cord attached to my backpack while he made weird faces - if you can imagine such a thing.