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Discussion: Event Details

in: Randall's Island Park Sprint (Nov 14, 2015 - New York, NY, US)

Nov 12, 2015 5:13 PM # 
Sooo for those of you who have been anxiously awaiting details. We have a brand new map of Randall's Island New York City for you to try this coming Saturday. Two courses are being offered. A sprint course (estimated winning time 10-15 minutes) and the ultra long (estimated winning time 50-60 mins). As you can imagine this is a pretty urban park but I hope that you will find that we have dreamed up some routes which will keep you guessing when moving at speed. Think lots of ball parks, a tiny bit of forested/swamp and lots of direction turns and twists to keep you busy focusing on clue descriptions and control codes. Starts are between 12 - 3pm beside Icahn Stadium. We are expecting a big, big turn out as this has been well advertised by the park so plan accordingly especially if you are planning to do both courses.
Nov 12, 2015 7:51 PM # 
This sounds awesome! Good luck with this event! I used to race track on Randall's Island back in high school many years ago. I hope you guys post the map with courses afterwards.
Nov 14, 2015 5:35 PM # 
Indeed. I ran in track meets there, too, in the early 60s.
Nov 16, 2015 3:05 PM # 
So we had over 200 people come to the event. Approx 50 of those ran on the new map and the remainder did a more basic introduction to compass course. Everyone had great fun with the fastest runner on the long course coming in at 35 minutes. We are playing with the idea of a NYC sprint series on three maps next fall - Randalls Island, Central Park and Roosevelt Island (mapped last year but will need to be remapped due to huge amount of construction currently underway). So watch this space.
Nov 16, 2015 5:24 PM # 
I also ran on that track starting senior year in high school (1963) and throughout college. Conference championship was there every year.
Nov 16, 2015 6:49 PM # 
Nov 16, 2015 8:57 PM # 
I have them... will try to post tonight.
Nov 17, 2015 2:12 AM # 
Long course:

1 Sagi Levy 35.00
2 Tove Lagerberg 40.50
3 Du Cheng 60.37
4 Nadia Popova 75.42
5 Diana S. 77.28
6 Valeriy Doverov 77.32
7 C. Morrissey 78.30
8 Anna Bekker 85.00
9 Mark Bekker 87.25
10 Jan & Iskander 100.50
11 Helen & Katie 101.20
12 Jeanine 107.25
13 Sean Be 119.34
14 Ron Gentile DNF

Short course... (sigh... whose idea was this?)

I'm going to need another minute..
Nov 17, 2015 2:25 AM # 
Short Course:

1 William Lau 26.11
2 Josh Cantiell 32.10
3 Floppy Veggies 33.20
4 Becca V. 34.15
5 Bill Shannon 34.16
6 Helen & Katie 36.47
7 Diana Santana 38.40
8 Hugo Ortega (Team Connect) 42.10
9 Shanley 42.40
10 Ed Hicks 44.11
11 Maks & Kate 48.15
12 Sara & Abby 54.08
13 Jena & Pavl 54.48
14 The Walkers 56.18
15 Daisy 56.45
16 Dailey 58.28
17 Brooklyn Knights 82.10
18 Kemuel Charles 112.11
Nov 17, 2015 2:27 AM # 
It was not taken down right way, sorry. Next time e-punch for sure, plenty of volunteers to guard the controls.
Nov 17, 2015 2:31 AM # 
It was my fault :-) I stuffed it in my purse after the event.
Nov 17, 2015 2:32 AM # 
Yeah I would be worried to put e-punches out in the city events. We lost a punch every 10 minutes.
Nov 17, 2015 3:07 AM # 
The name Tove Lagerberg is familiar. I think she is a pretty decent young elite orienteer from Stockholm. Was she just passing through town, or is this a longer visit?
Nov 17, 2015 3:23 AM # 
more over, Tove was on a jog when she found us in the park :). I did not get to talk to her, was busy with instructions for beginners.
Nov 17, 2015 3:52 AM # 
There's also a map of Hunter Island in the Bronx.
Nov 17, 2015 4:52 AM # 
Kseniya talked with her more... they exchanged details. If I eavesdropped correctly, I believe it is a longer visit but not more than a few months?
Nov 17, 2015 8:19 AM # 
I didn't realize this was not an e-punch event... :-\
Nov 18, 2015 2:11 AM # 
Tove mentioned she's on AP actually.. and yes, she's in NYC as an exchange student for the fall semester.

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