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Discussion: Oh no!

in: JanetT; JanetT > 2016-04-16

Apr 17, 2016 1:41 AM # 
Sorry to hear of the injury, but what a great job you did on your courses in spite of it! Hope it heals quickly.
Apr 17, 2016 1:49 AM # 
Thanks for the sympathy, Maryann. It's nothing like a broken collarbone or an ankle sprain but it's darned uncomfortable when I move certain ways.

I hesitate to mention injuries, but this one might keep me from doing exercise classes this week... Time will tell.
Apr 17, 2016 6:42 PM # 
Yes, it's in an area that you'll feel with many movements. Hopefully short-lived though.
Apr 17, 2016 10:20 PM # 
Ouch... Hope it heals quickly! But it looks like your orienteering didn't suffer
Apr 17, 2016 10:29 PM # 
Wow! First overall despite the injury! Great job, Janet!
Apr 18, 2016 12:22 AM # 
Thanks. Slow but consistent. And achy now.

Mary Jo and Janet F. had unfortunate situations in two different races (one missed a punch though she was there--punching too fast?), and the other picked up the wrong map because officials had mislabeled the boxes (but I think there's something in the rules[?] about the competitor making sure they have the correct map at the start). They were both much faster than me in all three races, but what counted was having a finish time in each one to come up with the prize list.

I should probably take a photo for posterity before consuming my prize. ;-)
Apr 18, 2016 12:26 AM # 
The incorrect maps was totally the organizers fault, and the jury decided that had any of the competitors affected requested, the classes would have been voided. Everyone chose to take a sporting withdraw on their course for ranking purposes instead of voiding the class. An embarrassing part of the weekend for me.

Normally it is the competitors responsibility to take the correct map, but competitors are also expected to follow the instructions of the start officials, and if they are told to take a map, they take it and start.
Apr 18, 2016 1:52 AM # 
They shouldn't get sporting withdrawals, they should just have their run count on the course that they actually did. Grrrr....

(And the organizers should have given them chocolate penguins as an apology.)

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