DCR Blue Hills Reservation, Milton, MA
November 24, 2019
Meet Director: Jeff Saeger
Update, 25Nov2019, 2:50PM: Traverse runners who skipped control 15, but punched all other controls, were considered Finishers: Tim Martner, J-J Cote, Clinton Morse, Jim Arsenault. The raw splits file and Winsplits are updated as well.
Update, 29Nov2019, 9:30PM: The White course runner was Mori Finlayson, not Wendy Johnecheck. The raw splits file is updated, too.
Update, 3Dec2019, 8:15PM: The White course runner was Isla Finlayson, not Mori Finlayson, The raw splits file is updated, too.
- Rick Keilty's finger stick
A good point about being meet director — most of the days in the woods are good weather, because you can choose what days to go out. Luckily, Monday, Nov. 25, was beautiful weather to be picking up controls.
Meet day on Sunday was my 2nd worst day orienteering, cold, raining, and windy. (Some may remember the worst day on October 18, 2009 in Wrentham, a bit colder, sleet, and even more wind.) This Sunday's weather provided an excuse for no-shows on the Traverse and
a low turnout on the recreational courses. There was only 1 runner on White, 3 on Brown, 4 on Green, and 21 total on Orange and Yellow.
It was a collection of hardy people showing up. Some of these hardy people even rode bicycles to the Blue Hills.
Thank you so much for the helpers getting the two meets through the weather tribulations. A special thank you to the people who helped for more than an hour.
Pia Kivisakk worked registration all day and picked up some Green controls.
Pelle Wåhlström: registration.
Jim Paschetto: computer set up, course vetting, setting out flags day before.
Janene Davis: runner entry into computer database.
Ian Finlayson: picked up Brown, helped with registration for hours.
Suzanne Robinson: setting out flags the day before.
Tanya Yatsunenko picked up White.
Other people stepped up to help in the many moments of weather stress. All the runners had a lot of patience with the chaos.
Does anyone have a video or pictures of the canopy tent blowing over the fence into the dumpster area, and the skillful retrieval during the high wind and rain?
Finally, Jeff employed a neat technique to hold the canopies in place using stone/tar weights tied to the frames, and Judy supplied some warm needed nourishment to workers and runners.
View the splits here (courtesy of WinSplits): For the raw splits file, click NEOC:org menu Results>Raw Splits Files.
This event will be available in RouteGadget soon: Check back late Monday:
This event is available in RouteGadget (in the Results menu) — share your route, or just use the Splitsbrowser (click in the Routegadget2 menubar).
|White - 1.6km 60m|
|Yellow - 2.2km 90m|
|9||Jesus J. Cruz||MCJROTC||01:11:31|
|Orange - 3.3km 115m|
|3||Jose Luis Bernal||NEOC||59:09|
|Brown - 3.6km 100m|
|Green - 5.0km 220m|