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Discussion: Adventure race /Rogaine

in: kkling; kkling > 2016-04-24

Apr 25, 2016 3:56 AM # 
A new 6 hour AR and a 4 hour Rogaine, I have ignored it because we were having the meet this weekend but now that it has moved to May this an option.

Not sure if you would be up for the AR, but the Rogaine maybe?

Just a thought.
Apr 26, 2016 12:01 AM # 
I did not realize they had the 4hr Rogaine. I have already got a commitment that afternoon - so I cannot make it due to the 2.5 hour drive time.

I think Jim Carter is looking into it. I saw him asking some questions on facebook.
Apr 27, 2016 12:23 PM # 
I'm going to do the 6 hour, not expecting much in terms of results but I am hoping to work on skill building and navigation. I have some new bike shoes I want to try out.
Apr 27, 2016 9:48 PM # 
Best wishes to you. Let me know how it goes! They may turn into an annual event.
May 1, 2016 8:37 PM # 
The event, as an event went very well. Very well managed and organized, things went without a hitch. Only criticism I had was the map was very small, for my eyes to read. It would have been ok but with the rain, and my lack of ability to find a decent anti fog compound, it made operating nearly impossible. Once the rain stopped things improved and it got better. I write all of this up in my training log.

That is the only issue I had and it was more my troubles not theirs. I think these guys are in it for the long haul. they have ran some cycling and running events in the past so they have the experience. I think this will be around again next year.

They are doing some other things later in the year too, like trail runs and maybe an urban AR, in the area, no boats. just run and cycling around downtown Somerset.
May 1, 2016 9:44 PM # 
Sounds interesting, if the dates work out next year, I will try it out. It was a nasty here until about 2:00.
May 2, 2016 1:19 AM # 
I would like to see us work with these guys, as well as the other groups who do AR's, Rogaine's, and other stuff like that. We should work to develop a sort of master calendar of events so we don't step on each other, maybe even help each other out. This race conflicted with not only our meet, but the Kentucky Derby festival marathon in Louisville, and the Nashville Marathon not to mention Tour de Lou today, who knows what else in other places. I'm not saying a lot of people who do those events are going to do AR's, but it is something to think about.

I think we should look at those things in our planning for events so we don't step on each others toes so to speak.
May 3, 2016 8:54 PM # 
One year I reached out to them, told them the dates of our upcoming meets and they scheduled their meets right on top of ours. I gave up at that point. The has to be a two way street for this to work.
May 3, 2016 10:00 PM # 
Yes, they are young and hard charging, I don't think they realize that there is a finite number of people who are interested in this sort of thing and scheduling overlapping events is a good way to make sure they have fewer people show up.

I hope maybe they have a better appreciation for that now. given that I was the person who made it so they broke even on their costs and I told them the reason I came is because our Rogaine date got changed.

I agree, it has to go both ways.
May 4, 2016 5:22 PM # 
Thanks for making it down to ducoMT and for the feedback you provided at the race. We are already working to make improvements on certain things like the maps. At least making sure the trails show up better.

I am invested in this for the long haul as I am working to close my tech company and manage events full time in order to create more endurance opportunities in the region.

I want to apologize as for the conflict with the OLOU event. We work hard not to conflict with events of all sizes. We have to balance multiple disciplines (road bike, AR, running, orienteering) and its hard to find a date to meet our list of growing races. We are new to some of these areas and were not aware of the OLOU dates, but will make sure to take those into consideration in the future.

Thank you again so much for coming down. Please feel free to send me any feedback!

May 4, 2016 7:25 PM # 
Now you are here with all the cool kids, :-) you will be able to market to a much bigger audience. The thing is there are finite number of folks around who play this game (there is only a finite number of people who CAN play this game) and the key is to try to fit the event into the schedule so we can all rotate around to the different events.

Club members, like myself, Ken (Ken is the president of the Louisville O club by the way) are usually going to make our club meets a priority over other events, the problem that poses for you guys, and 361, NSF along with the others, is that the potential pool of players is reduced on those days. That's not the end of the world, sometimes you can only get the race location on certain days and we all understand that. But when your launching a new event of every body counts so finding that schedule sweet spot is very important.

On a personal level I want to go to all the events I can afford to attend, I would do one or two a month if I could afford the costs and make the travel. I think between AR's and Rogaine's there are a quite a few people who would do the same.

Come on and join the tribe, drink the Attack point Kool-Aid, OLOU, OCIN (Orienteering Cincinnati) have some pretty awesome map makers, no reason not to leverage some of that expertise. You should come to one of the events sometime. Check out the maps, look at the electronic punch system in action, get to know some of the people involved in the different clubs and work with them to build better stuff for all of us.

Lets face it, our biggest issue is that we have too many events and they are overlapping. It could be MUCH worse, there are places with no close events to attend so we could be talking about something very different.

You ran a solid event, the map was hard for me, but hey I got old eyes, that's my issue, other people were able to clear the course so it wasn't like there were problems with control location or map accuracy, the positives far outweighed the negatives and it was an excellent first effort. I'll do it again next year if I am able. And hopefully bring a couple of people with me.
May 5, 2016 11:41 PM # 
Aaron I honestly did not know about the event until it was too late for me to come. I enjoy Rogaines and AR in warmer months. I will be at the 361 at Carter Cave. Since we are hooked up on FB now, hopefully I will know about your events now. Best wishes!
May 5, 2016 11:44 PM # 
Aaron I honestly did not know about the event until it was too late for me to come. I enjoy Rogaines and AR in warmer months. I will be at the 361 at Carter Cave. Since we are hooked up on FB now, hopefully I will know about your events now. Best wishes I will see you in the woods!

Carl - I'm planning on doing the Yellowwood Forest Meet by INDY O on May 21. Let me know if you have any interest in it. It's a standard O meet.
May 6, 2016 11:04 PM # 
I might, but there are no details on their web site? If it is a regular meet I would be.

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