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Discussion: What happened??

in: Klepperton; Klepperton > 2017-10-29

Oct 31, 2017 6:28 PM # 
Nov 1, 2017 3:29 PM # 
My part-timer who works on Sundays for me pulled the chute at 10:00 the night before the race. I ended up only getting 2 or 3 hours of sleep as I was up at 2:15 to work before my start time at 9.

My head just wasn't in it - I thought I'd go and punch 9 before 8. Packed 'er in after clueing in. Mentally wiped.

Looking at the map, I REALLY don't know what I was thinking.
Nov 2, 2017 3:15 AM # 
What is SPW? Oh, oops - sporting withdrawal?
Nov 2, 2017 9:56 AM # 
This was a term tha was brought in so people if injured wouldn’t affect their ranking. American orienteers seem obsessed with ranking. We remember a race in the late 90’s where a US team member SPW’d for a minor incident while PG in the same race banged his head on a rock and had blood all over his face and finished the race. But PG is a superhero and was on the box of Wheaties so he doesn’t need to SPW/
Nov 2, 2017 4:12 PM # 
Ha! I thought it was made up to protect one's average point total over a multi-day event.

Officially I neither DNF'ed, DSQ'ed nor MSP'ed - so I called it an SWP.

FWIW, I 'forgot' to download at the results table to protect my provincial ranking.


TBH, i was tired AF, so my route choices and decision-making were sketchy AF - so ya, a typical race for me.
Nov 3, 2017 11:41 AM # 
I actually thought an SPW was when you interrupted your race to help another injured competitor. That's how I'd seen it used in the past. I thought if you got injured yourself, that's a straight-up DNF.
Nov 3, 2017 1:30 PM # 
I think that makes the most sense Boris.

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