Thanks to all that came to the first annual ski & snowshoe orienteering event at Eldora Nordic Center. The small map area, challenging climbs, and steep downhills made for a great event.
The weather was classic for Eldora -- cold and sunny in the morning with fresh snow and, naturally, the infamous wind.
The courses were set up on a 1:10,000 map with 40-foot contour intervals (hopefully, next yearís map will be more detailed). Skiers could choose from Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced courses. The 2-hour Snowshoe Score-O map had 24 controls, with a total of 1,140 possible points. 14 skiers and 15 snowshoe racers took on the challenge.
My apologies to the snowshoe racers for the misplacement of #55 and #65. Thanks to the infinite mysteries of the OCAD software, the controls were correctly placed on the master map, but the numbers came out switched for the snowshoe map. Everybody that was looking for those two controls did get full points for them. Also, for some mysterious reason, #40 had not been hung the day before, or maybe it got taken by aliens. Thanks to Mark Bockmann for running back out to hang #40 after he finished and reported the missing control! To compensate for those that were looking for #40 before it got hung, 3 minutes have been deducted from your finish time.
For those that had to turn around and choose another route because of the family of three in their minivan in the middle of the ski track, we canít compensate for any time lost there, but can assure you that you were having a better time than they.
Many thanks to the Eldora Nordic Center for hosting us and providing the generously discounted trail passes. Thanks to Brooke Mann and Mike Stabler for running the registration table and to Adam Chase, Dennis Carney, and Gordon McCurry for control pickup.
-- JP Ingebrigtsen, Course Setter
· Course Setter: JP Ingebrigtsen · Course Vetter: Bob Ellis · Meet Director: B. Brooke Mann · Control Setting: Jen Lavely, JP Ingebrigtsen · Registration: Mike Stabler · Starts and Finish Timing: JP Ingebrigtsen · Control Retrieval: Adam Chase, Dennis Carney, Gordon McCurry, JP Ingebrigtsen
|1||Brad McLean||M||01:11:09||1140 points|
|2||Adam Chase||M||01:27:10||1140 points|
|3||Mark Bockmann||M||01:32:48||1140 points|
|4||Keith Bushaw||M||01:35:00||1140 points|
|5||Dennis Carney||M||01:42:50||1140 points|
|6||Gordon McCurry||M||01:48:14||1140 points|
|7||Tom Turley||M||01:50:50||1140 points|
|8||B. Brooke Mann||F||01:47:20||770 points|
|9||Mike Stabler||M||01:44:55||710 points|
|10||Nancy McCurry||F||01:23:10||550 points|
|11||Nav Rookies||T||01:50:40||550 points|
|12||Robin Bushaw||F||01:48:17||510 points|
|13||Josh Howard||M||01:50:30||450 points|
|-||Team Varble||T||--:--:--||Had fun (DNF -- 1:12:46)|
DNF = Did not finish (one or more controls missed)
MSP = Mispunched (one or more incorrect controls)
OVT = Overtime