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Discussion: Start times posted

in: NEOC Heart and Troll Revival A-Meet (Oct 25–26, 2008 - Holyoke, MA)

Oct 22, 2008 9:44 PM # 
Start times are posted here:

Oct 24, 2008 4:14 PM # 
Here's the local forecast as of noon Friday --

Hi everyone! Temperatures have fell off to their lowest levels of the season here in the Springfield area this morning with lots of frost. The offical low at Westover was 20 degrees - just shy of the record low of 18. After this very chilly start, temperatures will warm nicely today under sunshine and light winds.

The weekend rain continues to trend in a bit sooner with an arrival time now during the afternoon tomorrow. After 1-2" of heavy rain overnight, the rain should end by dawn Sunday with rapid clearing to follow. This means Sunday will end up mostly sunny and milder now with highs well up into the 60s!
Oct 25, 2008 8:46 PM # 
Valerie has posted results to WinSplits by course and by class.
Oct 25, 2008 9:56 PM # 
Thanks Valerie and Peter!
Oct 27, 2008 10:52 AM # 
Thanks to everyone for a fun A-meet!

Why was the ridge out-of-bounds on day 2? Just curious.
Oct 27, 2008 11:04 AM # 
I believe its because that ridge supports a fairly uncommon hickory-hop hornbeam forest assemblage and scientists are studying the area to determine what other rare species might be found in the understory of that forest type. I know one of the researchers here at UConn was working on some rare species of Desmodium up there as well, though I think her species were found further down the ridge nearer the ski area.
Oct 27, 2008 11:49 AM # 
Valerie has posted Sunday's results to WinSplits by course and by class.
Oct 27, 2008 12:37 PM # 
Ah, interesting, thanks. (Hornbeam)
Oct 27, 2008 8:46 PM # 
Clint is correct that use of the ridge was restricted by the landowners (the Trustees of Reservation) to protect an ecologically sensitive region consisting of hickory-hop hornbeam forest.
Oct 27, 2008 10:33 PM # 
And kudos to Jeff for putting Peter in charge of the weather.
Oct 28, 2008 1:59 AM # 
So that's what was brewing up there!
Oct 28, 2008 5:56 PM # 
RouteGadget is ready.

Results have been posted to the NEOC A-meet site.
Oct 28, 2008 7:33 PM # 
NEOC page link is posted on the USOF Results page (I'll get the link to Eddie's photos up soon -- any other photo links?).

Thanks for uploading RouteGadget, Valerie.

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