Meet Director's Report:
It was a beautiful fall day with perfect weather for running. The leaves were mostly down with good visibility and fairly open forest. Some trees and limbs down after the snow storm a couple of weeks ago, but not really limiting the ability to run.
First of all, I would like to thank everyone who volunteered today and made the meet possible. Jim Paschetto, Ian Smith, Sarah Bjorkman, Andy McIlvaine, Richard Powers, Pelle Whalstrom, Ben Gallup, Bill Pullman, Ann Harrer, Brendan Shields and Ali Crocker provided invaluable help to make the meet run smoothly.
About 130 people showed up excited to orienteer, including a number of scout troops. There was a good spread of beginners through experienced runners. There were so many in the white and yellow courses that we had to do a quick run to the copy store to get some more maps.
My goal as a course setter is to provide interesting route choices instead of just technically difficult control points. I was very happy to see people huddled over maps after the race in discussions about how they navigated the course.