COC's execution has been most impressive. I also really appreciate your thorough analysis; I should do the same with NEOC's data.
It's impressive, but not sustainable. 2015 saw a new record basically because we added SART to the mix, which was 450 starts. And 2016 had another SART and Navy Champs.
If you take a look at our March through October events, we can actually do a lot better. It seems like a club that can get 400 out in the Winter, should be able to get more than 100 in the spring and fall, especially in a city with a lot of outdoorsy folks.
Every time someone from OK points out how many starts they have per capita in Lawrence, Kansas, I feel lame that we don't have more at some of our events here.
And I also worry about the future of the club, and we're fairly healthy. But our president is stepping down in a year, as is our WIOL and Winter Series director. Those are big shoes to fill, and I'm already committed wearing multiple pairs of other shoes!
Also, in 2014, CascadeOC inherited SammamishOC's four-race summer series, which we've now expanded to five. That was another recent bump of ~300 starts a year.
Taken together (SAMM, SART, Navy), that's ~1700 starts this year in 2016 that we didn't have in 2013. And it'd be even more if we tracked starts at the freebie at SummerFEST.
But then again, we had 938 starts related to our most recent A-Meet in 2012 that we haven't had since...