The weather for this meet was (in my opinion) completely miserable -- snowy, wet, and cold. There was about 6" of snow on the ground and the official high yesterday in Elbert was 38°F. Brrr.
The weather definitely affected our attendance and I think it also caused an unusually high number of DNFs.
But, some hard-core orienteers showed up to compete in the 2011 Colorado Orienteering Championships! Congratulations to our winners:
|Red||Leif Anderson||Carolyn Atwood|
|Orange -- Junior||Miguel Muñoz||--|
|Yellow -- Junior||Bradley Rounds||--|
|White -- Junior||--||Juliette Carney|
Extra-special thanks to some of our volunteers:
Brian Coleman, who used his high-level Scouting connections to obtain access to a heated room for us to work out of for registration and e-punch. Brian also directed runners to the meet area after our signs got covered in snow.
Bob Ellis, who drove all the way from Nederland to volunteer at the meet, even though he couldn't compete due to an achilles tendon injury.
Simon Maybury, another volunteer who drove a long way (from Golden) even though he wasn't competing. Simon took charge of developing a search and rescue plan when we became concerned about some runners who hadn't finished.
Leif Anderson, who came up with the idea of having a club championship and who also helped pick up controls.
-- Brooke Mann, Meet Director
· Course Setter: Troy Bozarth · Meet Director: B. Brooke Mann · E-Punch Coordinator: John Crowther · E-Punch Crew: Bob Ellis · Registration: B. Brooke Mann, Simon Maybury · Beginner Instruction: Simon Maybury · Starts: Troy Bozarth · Control Retrieval: Dan Stoll, Leif Anderson, Troy Bozarth · Signs: Brian Coleman · SAR Coordinator: Simon Maybury
|2||Lauri Leinonen||M||00:53:19||Kajaanin Suunnistajat Finland|
|8||Gøril S. Jones||F||01:37:10|
|13||B. Brooke Mann||F||01:45:33|
|1||Ian Watson||M||01:08:02||MDOC England|
|2||Richard & Sabrina Woodhaven||T||01:35:31|
|8||Andrew Pfeiffer Team||T||02:37:26|
|-||Cody Jackson||M||--:--:--||??? (lost e-punch...)|
|-||Jessica Avorque & Candy Gonzales||T||--:--:--||DNF|
DNF = Did not finish (one or more controls missed)
MSP = Mispunched (one or more incorrect controls)
OVT = Overtime