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Discussion: Highlander: Results are here

in: Hudson Highlander (Oct 3, 2010 - Harriman, NY, US)

Oct 4, 2010 1:08 AM # 
Will Hawkins and Alison Crocker won the Highlander 2010.

Highlander Women
1. Alison Crocker, CSU 238:26
2. Samantha Saeger, NEOC 239:44
3. Hillary Saeger, NEOC 240:31

Highlander Men
1. Will Hawkins, ROC 193:34
2. Jordan Laughlin, USMAOC, 200:23
3. Ross Smith, CSU 203:58

Lowlander Women
1. Alex Jospe, CSU, 164:27
2. Janet Tryson, EMPO, 242:51
3. Madeline Grucella, USMAOC 299:23

Lowlander Men
1. Andrew Childs, GMOC 110:36
2. Sergej Gnatiouk, HVO, 110:41
3. Zachary Schroeder, USMAOC, 134:32

Congratulations to the winners and everyone else who completed the race!

Hudson Highlander/Lowlander results

Hudson Highlander/Lowlander splits

I would like to thank the course setter, the Highlander core team and the meet workers who put in a long day today and many hours (or days or nights) before the race.
Oct 4, 2010 1:55 AM # 
Yes, thanks to all the meet workers who stayed out in the cool breeze all day! I enjoyed the Lowlander very much (didn't make any big errors like in my first one).

Special thanks to Bernie, Liisa, and Nadia (and anyone else who helped) for the delicious warm food after the race.
Oct 4, 2010 1:56 AM # 
Thanks to everyone who helped out! It was an awesome time as always!
Oct 4, 2010 12:13 PM # 
Thanks to everyone who had a hand in pulling together another Highlander. Your work and dedication is appreciated.
Oct 4, 2010 2:01 PM # 
Nice organization, good course, and extra kudos to whoever was in charge of the weather. Thanks.
Oct 4, 2010 2:38 PM # 
Yeah, for sure, thanks to everyone who made it happen!
Oct 4, 2010 3:51 PM # 
Along with being the premier long distance O event in the US, we are planning on making the highlander BBQ the GOLD STANDARD for post-race BBQ's. Come next year and see (taste) for yourself!
Oct 4, 2010 5:12 PM # 
Rumor is, Bernie is being sent to the CIA (not this one, but that one) to become a fully licensed post race chef, sponsored by HVO.
Oct 4, 2010 5:26 PM # 
Awesome race and BBQ, thanks everyone! I think I had 5 cheeseburgers...did I win?
Oct 4, 2010 5:49 PM # 
It was fantastic; big thanks to all concerned. I only had four, but one was hand-delivered to me as I lay on my back in the other end of the car-park, so that should count double :)
Oct 4, 2010 5:58 PM # 
I thought that Liisa Breton and Nadya Popova -- who also set the Mini-Lander/local event/recreational courses -- did the bulk of the cooking.
Oct 4, 2010 7:52 PM # 
Guy, think corporate America. Do the workers get all the praise for a job well done or does the manager who provides the vision get put in the limelight? ;-)
BTW- thanks to everyone who pulled over to empty my van full of BBQ supplies when it died 5 miles from the start. Ken, Peggie and crew and one more (can recall who it was)
Oct 4, 2010 9:31 PM # 
We were happy to be able to help in such a small way. As you said one couldn't have had a race like this w/o a BBQ--and I really enjoyed the burger and other food too! My thanks really go to you and your family for keeping an eye on Max so we could run.
Oct 5, 2010 12:07 AM # 
Yup, thanks to the cooks, the Max-watchers, and ALL the volunteers involved: apparent meet director/map course drawer, course setter, aid station personnel (including concierge service by Judy D at Aid Station 2!), control setters, control retrievers ... it takes a village to put on any meet, but the Highlander is a special case in many ways. Kudos for 15 fine years.
Oct 5, 2010 1:19 AM # 
Thank you for such a great event, you made us feel very welcome. Here are a few snapshots, esp the promised group shot of the Cambridge folks.
Oct 5, 2010 3:11 AM # 
amazing event and a great experience. many thanks. i'm writing my report now.
Oct 5, 2010 4:55 AM # 
Ben, I can't wait for a wave of English orienteers. You did so well for being an accidental tourist from England doing a race in completely new terrain.
Maybe we need to bring in the Europeans. This would bring a whole new dimension. A non-sanctioned World Cup race, since we probably can't achieve (or afford) the official WC designation.
Oct 5, 2010 1:07 PM # 
>Maybe we need to bring in the Europeans.

Why not? We have been saying this for years. That much awesome terrain next to a large city/tourist destination it should be a no brainer.

There should be more "Tero Tours" to North America (like last year) and building it around the Highlander makes a lot of sense.

A nice 16 day (3 weekend tourist route) for orienteers could be to start in NY/Harirman with racing and training, then up to Niagara Falls, with training or racing in Toronto/Hamilton area then to Ottawa area (possibly via cental ontario during peak autumn colour), back through Albany/Syracuse and either end in Boston or NY for another weekend of racing (2 weekends in the US, 1 in Ontario)

If you build it they will come.
Oct 5, 2010 1:15 PM # 
or just skip the Canadian connection and create a strong two weekend suite of races in NY, Boston and points in between.
Oct 5, 2010 1:24 PM # 
A few of my friends are interested in coming over if I'm still around next year - to have some extra stuff for them to do would be awesome!

And thanks all for the Highlander! Next year I hope to be fit enough to enjoy it more!
Oct 5, 2010 1:48 PM # 
I'd likely come from (from Minnesota) to an O-fest like that. A few of us out here were already considering making the trip for the HH. Looks like awesome terrain.
Oct 5, 2010 2:14 PM # 
Highlander and Lowlander splits are here.
Oct 5, 2010 3:44 PM # 
Just has to be scheduled for after the WC ends if you care about the world's best coming.

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