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Discussion: Congratulations!

in: Mick; Mick > 2016-03-05

Mar 8, 2016 1:59 PM # 
...on your first O Cup Series win!
Mar 9, 2016 2:46 AM # 
Thanks. Noah is the real series winner. We tied in points, but he won 3 races which is very impressive. I'm happy to be running close to these younger, faster racers.
Mar 9, 2016 3:49 AM # 
That was an old rule no longer in use. You guys tied and are both winners!
Mar 9, 2016 2:01 PM # 
He'll be even harder to keep up with next year. I think Courtney mentioned that he has another year at that handicap. More motivation to get running. :)

I really enjoy the OCUP series. I learned to orienteer at these events when i had no idea what i was doing. Hopefully participation improves next year. It seemed that the numbers were a bit low this year.
Mar 9, 2016 2:15 PM # 
They were, which is really disappointing. OOA invested in Facebook advertising but we didn't see many new faces. Lots to think about for next year's series.
Mar 9, 2016 7:32 PM # 
Overall the numbers were up as we had 1 more event with the STARS having two events with approximately 230 participants in 6 events for 2016 vs 211 in 5 events in 2015 - but yes - the average would be down; from about 42 per race in 2015 to 38 in 2016.

Number of unique racers 113 racers in 2015, 106 in 2016 also down. Despite FB adverts :(
Mar 9, 2016 11:35 PM # 
And that's compared with 149 unique racers in the 2012/13 season. The races were really good this year, too!
Mar 11, 2016 2:00 AM # 
We had two racers at our OCUP who had never done an o-race and came because of the Facebook advertising campaign, but it is hard to say if the advertising was worth it. Hopefully we get more racers next year.

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