Wrentham State Forest, Wrentham, MA
May 9, 2015
Meet Directors: Bill Binette and Jim Paschetto
Saturday was a tremendously good-weather day for "walking" orienteers, with temperatures in the 70° range and low humidity. Maybe because of the cool nights, the insects have not yet made a significant hatch. There were lots of flies, but they weren't biting. The meet was sparsely attended, and two reasons were suggested:
- People had yard work to catch up on, or
- Memories of the "worst weather ever" and Patriots traffic on Oct. 18, 2009 made the drive to Wrentham SF too painful to contemplate.
The 51 starters were warned about the amount of climb by a note taped to the menu board. Starting from the north end of Wrentham SF keeps the courses in the big hills. On a very clear day, you can see Boston from the highest point. The Brown course had the smallest percentage of climb at 5.6% (195 m.), but only two people started on Brown. The orienteerers attending were really up for the challenge.
Thanks to the volunteers who helped make this meet happen: Sylvie Guichard, Xavier Fradera, Kelly Guarino, Tim Booth, Richard Powers, Will Daniels, McKenzie Blair, Scott Turner, Tim Parson, and David Miller. (Who are we forgetting?)
View the splits here (courtesy of WinSplits). Raw splits file is here.
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|White 2.24k 155m|
|3||Cheese Puffs (5)||NEOC||51:33|
|4||Jennifer Wilson (5)||52:50|
|Yellow 2.47k 185m|
|1||Rachel & Ben||NEOC||65:39|
|3||Rebecca & Ailish Kelly||73:28|
|7||Jennifer Wilson (2)||103:52|
|Eamonn Kelly & Pat Callahan||DNF|
|Orange 3.83k 260m|
|4||Robert & Anita Redus||126:00|
|Roland & Ted Ouelette||NEOC||DNF|
|Brown 3.50k 195m|
|Green 5.02k 340m|
|7||Neil & Dashiell Martin||NEOC||88:30|
|16||Jeanne & Mark Hummel||NEOC||168:49|
|Red 6.14k 370m|