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Discussion: DNF's

in: GlenT; GlenT > 2018-06-10

Jun 12, 2018 1:32 AM # 
PBricker:
Clicking through the results, it looks like more than 2/3 of the participants DNF'd. I've never seen anything like that. Your 18:50/k looks pretty good!
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Jun 12, 2018 2:25 AM # 
GlenT:
Tough navigation, tough terrain, sub-optimal weather - a bit of a perfect storm. Plus, there were snakes, although I seem to be the only one affected by that. Even Boris didn’t quite break 10 min/k.
Jun 13, 2018 7:19 PM # 
jtorranc:
The DNF rate would likely have been substantial even in good weather since the terrain is a major shock to the system of many QOCers who have little experience with anything but spur and reentrant terrain but the ~half hour of downpour, with a bit of thunder and lightning that scared a few beginners into abandoning their courses, starting almost immediately after the courses opened definitely made things worse. Unfortunately, having a shorter/easier set of courses ready to go in case of bad weather would blow the already substantial effort required to put on an event up beyond reasonable limits.

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