orienteering 1:02:02 
Brown course at Rocky Ridge; MidAtlantic Championships.
Couldn't sleep Saturday night (I'm having all sorts of allergy issues and trying various medications and I some of them keep me awake) but had to get up early Sunday morning to get to Rocky Ridge in time to set up epunching. Amy brought the QOC setup but we had some issues getting the touchpad to work. After a quick call to Valerie and various turning things on and off, the two devices finally started talking to each other and we got epunch registration all set by about 9:30. There were already three buses of kids there (all QOC) but we got them entered rather quickly once we got things rolling. Amy went out on her course and Sam stepped in and helped keep things going - it was really nice to have a second person for directing traffic and crowd control especially since the early runners on WYO were already finishing and going out on second courses and it was nice to have someone answering questions so I could focus on typing things correctly into the laptop. After the QOC bus arrived and the majority of those folks registered, things quieted down and I handled it solo for a while. Kathy finished her course and I got her set and then Amy finished so the two of them handled things while I went out. After I finished my course, it was time to enter the relay teams. That took some concentration and so thanks again to all the people who ran interference for me and answered questions and thanks also to Amy who answered the questions I barked at her without getting upset at my lack of social graces. Had a few glitches with the relay program not printing splits for a while but was able to sort it all out eventually. Everyone was pretty patient and it all got sorted.
In the middle of all that craziness I did run a course. I thought I was pretty focused but I drifted too far north from 5 to 6 and got tangled up in a lot of downed trees and other vegetation - staying higher on the hill and away from the houses was probably faster even though it was rockier. 7 was fine but then I totally lost focus on the way to 8 and got started hesitating and trying to figure out the trails. It would have been faster to either climb high and get on the trails I knew were distinct or just head to the house just north of the area where the control was. Instead, I kept trying to figure out where I was and match up rocks and so on and lost a lot of time (close to 5 minutes). Eventually I did get the house in sight and found the nearby trail, platform and then the control. Ah well.
Long day but lots of fun. Haven't been to too many local events recently and it was good to see lots of O friends.
Meant to help Max with some math homework, but he saw how busy I was with the relay software and didn't bug me.