design of White course.
Yes, I’d like to think that if I were setting a white course that I would make sure the playground came at the end and not the beginning but I know there’s a lot to think about.
I had the exact same problem on Saturday at a QOC event. This time beeping won out after a long discussion...
Lukas punched start, ran down the trail, saw the playground, stopped, pulled off his epunch, handed it to Melissa, and made a beeline for the play structures. Meanwhile, Melissa finished the course after a few minutes of socializing. I think both of them had lots of fun at an O meet, so it was mission accomplished.
I think Melissa and I really need to make good on our (unpublicized) promise to make little kids courses with prizes at local meets, especially for those locations without awesome playgrounds!
Worked out well for me, because I was able to make a detour to the playground to say hi to Cristina and Lukas!