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Discussion: Glad to make the list

in: CleverSky; CleverSky > 2020-01-06

Jan 8, 2020 4:47 PM # 
That event was a lot of fun to set up. I got the idea from a similar race I ran in a pine forest west of Canberra (Australia) that burned in the last big round of Australian fires a few years ago. I loved racing in it there, and I'm glad it made someone's favorite list.

I think single elimination head-to-head is something we could do more of in orienteering. And I do think having it in technical forest (so you genuinely have to navigate to win) is good too: urban sprints are all very well, but at the end of the day, most of us got into this because we like woods, not just maps.

Peter's showmanship helped a lot, too. (The large checks for the winners were a great idea.)
Jan 9, 2020 1:43 AM # 
Appreciate the compliment about showmanship, but I guess I'm not the only one losing a few brain cells.

After a bit of research, I'm pretty sure I had nothing to do with organizing this event, though I did run in it and enjoy it.

If my memory fails me and if I did in fact have something to do with the organization, I am really sure it had nothing to do with providing big checks. That was for the first year of the Sprint Series, 2005, for the finals at Pawtuckaway, also set by Will. Info about that is here, just scroll down until you get to 2005. Will set the courses for that event too, I think.

The 2005 event was awesome, as were the big checks. :-)
Jan 9, 2020 3:06 PM # 
You are such a showman that you get credit for showmanship even when you didn't do anything.

But now I am confused. I did actually design both races, didn't I? Or am I conflating the two into one? I back-entered a log entry for 2003 yesterday based on J-J's post and my belief that I had set the courses for it. Now I am unsure. Hmmm.
Jan 9, 2020 3:19 PM # 
Ah, I see Boris thanked me in 2003, so I guess my memory of having set the courses was indeed right.

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