Before I start I want to apologize for a course setter’s error on the Brown course. Rather than recognizing the error and correcting it, I forged ahead and made the situation even worse on the Green course.-- Eric Hamilton
I have learned to always start orienteering course planning with the most advanced course. As I fill in the less difficult courses, plenty of opportunities will surface to spot short comings and problems with the initial hard course design. This meet, I focused on the beginner course, because I felt the publicity that the Town generated would drive better participation on the introductory event. Again, I apologize.
To add to the folly, no one including myself realized that part of the Towpath Trail (the route of choice between 11 and 12 on the Brown course and 13 and 14 on Green) had been washed out during the winter. The washout was under water so it is not apparent unless you are wading the wet portion of the trail and suddenly sink into the washout.
With all this in mind I offer the results for what they are worth.
COURSE PARTICIPANT NAME GROUP/GENDER CLUB ELAPSED TIME
White Sheil/Smith team Gr -- 38:30
(2) Denbeaux group Gr EMPO 1:08:00
Orange Bagnato group Gr EMPO 1:14:30
(3) Tobin group Gr -- 1:25:00
Peters/Peachin group Gr EMPO 1:28:00
Brown Sue Hawkes-Teeter F EMPO 2:05:55
(2) Sheil/Smith team Gr -- 3:21:45
Green Doug Swank M EMPO 1:09:30
(10) Andy Chillrud M EMPO 1:19:30
David Hunter M EMPO 1:20:00
Janet Findlay F EMPO 1:20:20
Bruce Shenker M EMPO 1:38:00
David Harnett M EMPO 1:41:00
Bob Lange M EMPO 1:57:20
Friddle group Gr EMPO 2:28:30
Phil Hawkes-Teeter M EMPO partial course
Candi Raines F EMPO partial course
Four basic lessons learned:
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