Department approval for U of M Sprint is official now. Submitting paperwork for land use this weekend, so step 1 of 2 required steps for university approval is complete! Keep sending the good vibes this way. Turns out that this summer has revealed a lot of cadets need to work on their Land Nav, so we have great timing & are offering a great motivational venue for boosting their skills. Will contact Air Force when I return from MWOC to make it 4 participating branches. Still not sure if I should try to start a campus club too... just might not have time for it... but they started selling these athletic shirts at the M-Den that are perfect for O-jerseys, so I already purchased one and love wearing it at o events in that state to the south :)
So proud of my wife who competed her first half marathon this morning! Then it was off to Proud Lake for some O-marketing and nice to meet a couple great club members Jeff & Ali. What a fantastic idea it was to do this. Simple and short little course set up for people to try out as part of Adventure Day at the park, and nice handouts to give to people with our fall schedule and web address. Already slow by the time I got there, but as often happens when I'm picking up controls to take down a course, I was doing so today and I overheard a girl ask her mom what I was doing and what I was carrying, and so I took some time to explain the sport and they were so excited...I looked at the little map I was using and it had our web address on it, so I was able to give it to them and they said they were stoked and definitely want to try it out this fall. So great thinking whoever made sure the URL was on the map, came in handy. Superb weather.
Land use request submitted. Now we wait...
Orienteering 5:00  * 0.5 km (10:00 / km) +5m 9:31 / km
shoes: Vasque Velocity
Control pickup at Proud Lake Adventure Day.