Thanks for a great event! Lots of fun in three different types of terrain!
On the sprint, what was the issue that led to correction of some people's times? Was one of the finish units ten seconds off?
something like that. Mick knows more what exactly was, but took lots of efforts on SI's team to make sure are coming correct. on the other hand , glad you liked the variety and made the trip
Thanks, Nick. It was really fun. You did a great job! I was really impressed with the use of a small area for the Middle distance Saturday morning - it was like being the ball in a pinball machine bouncing around between all those little depressions and knolls. The sprint was a delightful challenge - with all the pasages and odd shaped buildings, that campus is excellent for a challenging sprint. And today - an entirely different experience in that ankle-busting limestone pavement. It was a thrilling mix of fast running and careful navigating.
What a challenge to put on three events over two days in three completely different areas! Great job!
Ankle busting limestone? That's nothing. I took an interesting route choice during Sunday's Long event. Two of my competitors had caught up to me by control 8. The next leg, a long one, presented an interesting choice of a long route around a marsh or very much shorter through it. My thought process: the other two are going around, that's over a lot of 'ankle busting limestone', the marsh is marked crossable, its October so the marsh is probably dry, I'm going straight. I have nothing to lose.
My discoveries: blue means wet even in October. Canadian marsh grass will be at its highest and gnarliest in October and if one is lucky 6'2" retired steelworker, Glen Birnie will be there to break a trail for you.
Final score: Long way around 2; through the marsh 0.
That has to be the marsh to the W & SW of the yellow field at top right center on map. My course 5, 9 to 10 presented that option. I chose conservative, SE to road from #9. Wondered a bit. And now I know the other half of the story...
Mike, for the sprint one of the start boxes and one of the finish boxes were improperly synched. We figured out who had used these SI boxes and corrected their start and/or finish times accordingly. Thanks to the Teutsch's for helping us figure it out.
Are splits normally offered for these meets? Or just the final results?
It is the norm to post splits. In larger clubs with a less-overworked volunteer base it is also the standard to put championship courses on Route Gadget. I'm sure Nick and his crew will get the splits posted when they have a chance to catch their breath.
Did any participants stick around to help retrieve controls after the events? I helped with the middle but regret I couldn't stay around for the other two events. I don't think there is any other volunteer task that aids both the meet director and the participant returning to the woods as much as control retrieval.
thanks Gord ( for your nice words as well for the control retrieval on saturday ). actually was funny - when i went to pick up far controls sunday it started raining then even hail for about 10 min.. but felt good ( probably like most orienteers would ).
the long and sprint results are up. shortly ( according to Craig - middle to follow ). for accuracy for middle we have to substract that real crossing time ( 37 to 38- up to a max 30 sec). that might be the reason for lateness
Will there be any routegadget? AP splits?
I gather AP splits are delayed due to everyone having had to prepare for NAOC. Hopefully after they've caught their breath from that we can find all splits here - would be nice anyway!
For now, you can view splits here: results
. I added my own splits manually on the AP event, not sure if you're supposed to do that, I'm new to this AP thing. I gather there is some automatic way that organizers do it wholesale?
I gather there is some automatic way that organizers do it wholesale?
Yes, there is. The organizer was probably at the NAOC and may (or may not) upload splits to AP and/or WinSplits later (which includes DNFs which AP does not).