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Discussion: Finish queue

in: Zed; Zed > 2015-11-07

Nov 9, 2015 10:50 PM # 
I wanted to have two (shorter) queues, but somehow got outvoted in the design process. Also others didn't seem as concerned as I was that there could be quite a bottleneck with claiming bonus points (I did warn teams at the briefing that they needed to allow time for these). There were meant to be 5 helpers doing finish punches but I don't know if that happened - we seemed to need about 12 people on admin at that time and only had 10, plus all I could do was keep an eye out for the pizza guys and ferry pizza across the oval!
Nov 10, 2015 1:57 AM # 
Well done Jenny. Pizza is the most important job to get right! :D
Nov 10, 2015 11:46 AM # 
Didn't matter at all, only 10 points. And you know me, I never allow enough time! I'm just always thinking how can we organise it for these big rogaines. Very tricky to plan. The allowing time point was what I missed at briefing by going too loo - my fault entirely. I didn't think it through that bonus points would need to be added before finish punch. AK punched as soon as I saw him - just didn't spot him in congested queue which seemed banked up behind punchers.

You did a great job with the pizza too.
Nov 10, 2015 11:47 AM # 
Good point also that as many as 12 admin people needed at end of a busy Rogaine.
Nov 10, 2015 11:47 AM # 
Good point also that as many as 12 admin people needed at end of a busy Rogaine.
Nov 11, 2015 12:48 AM # 
I was a bit surprised at finish set up but I wasn't going to get involved and confuse what had already been decided! Thought there were some points to consider for setup around the next event with bonus points.
Nov 11, 2015 2:57 AM # 
Problem is that no extra points can be added through Navlight after the finish punch has been punched - they would have to be entered manually into the computer. There was talk initially of allocating the fancy dress points pre-race but the official wording is that teams must finish in fancy dress!
Nov 11, 2015 6:18 AM # 
Yeah, Abigail punched the finish straightaway and we had to get our bonus points added in manually.

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