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in: AdventureGirl!; AdventureGirl! > 2016-01-10

Jan 10, 2016 8:30 PM # 
in one week !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jan 10, 2016 10:05 PM # 
Good run AG and even better that the second, more technical, box went well.
Jan 10, 2016 11:48 PM # 
Yahooo!!!! Congratulations, AG!! You looked calm, confident and speedy out there. Oh, and muddy. Very, very muddy.

Btw you'll probably notice that your time started at #1, i.e. your split to there was 0:00 - same for everyone I talked to. So that explains the discrepancy with your watch. If they account for the start time, your official time might get bumped up - or not. Regardless, you won and that's the important thing!
Jan 11, 2016 12:38 AM # 
Woo hoo!
Thanks Hans! Despite the small compass error I felt pretty good in that box and kept about the same amount of time ahead of the next group.
Barb, I just noticed that now, makes sense. Thanks! :)
Jan 11, 2016 2:46 AM # 
Well done out there! I knew it was a close finish but that's awesome you got the win ahead in a tight battle! Checked out your speed in the sloggy areas..very impressive. Thx for coming out!
Jan 11, 2016 4:01 AM # 
Thanks for a great race!
Jan 12, 2016 3:09 AM # 
Impressive racing! You lead the race with confidence. Congrats on the win.
Jan 12, 2016 4:32 AM # 
Thank you!
Speaking of leading... I found it funny how once we all got to CP 1 there was quite the choir of 'oh sorry', 'sorry go ahead', 'oh, you first'. Only in Canada! ;)
Jan 12, 2016 4:48 AM # 
Back in 1992 we had a US-Canada training camp in Harriman. At the end of the camp there was a relay challenge. Canada had 3-4 teams in the lead coming into a CP in the middle of the course on the opening leg when an American tried to jump ahead of the line coming into (pin) punch. That's when the race leader, Glen Geddes, yelled out "No F***'n way, man. you ain't getting in front" and body checked the dude. The American then crashed through the flag, let out a scream and fell to the ground (actually he may have been a Brit living in the US and it may have been John Downing that laid out the check, but lets go with Geddes).

So the "I'm sorry niceness" perhaps only applies to Canadian orienteers who haven't played hockey.
Jan 12, 2016 6:08 AM # 
Regardless, you won and that's the important thing!

It's not about whether you win or lose, but if any protests have been lodged that counts.

there was quite the choir of 'oh sorry', 'sorry go ahead', 'oh, you first'. Only in Canada!

Not at our event on the weekend. I got told to wait in line and afterwards people on the medium course said they get priority over those (me) on the long!!!
Jan 12, 2016 3:16 PM # 
I trust Nick Duca also follows the "sorry go ahead / you first" rule as well?
Jan 13, 2016 12:50 PM # 
Nev- i was sick last 5-6 days.. i wasn't there.. i am not sure what was there..well done braving the conditions to those who did
Jan 14, 2016 3:28 AM # 
great job Emma! I always laugh at the race politeness too! Love it!
Jan 17, 2016 2:11 AM # 
Yeah right Nev! unless he has mellowed (doubt it) I seem to recall Nick having some sharp elbows ;-) Love hearing about THOMASS. Good memories.

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