Twenty six people braved the heat today to go out on a full range of orienteering courses. Five people who completed the training course in the morning went out on the orange course and successfully completed it. None of them had done orange before.
Kudos to Tami Martinson as Meet Director and also course setter for white and yellow courses. Judy Opsahl set orange, and Colm Connaughton set red and green.
About 40 people participated in last Saturday's meet, including a group from Amarillo, TX, and a couple from Las Cruces. Moss Aubrey and his crew of course setters (Jerry Boyd and Andrea Carvey) set some challenging courses for advanced orienteers, but also managed some fun white and yellow courses, that were enjoyed by a girl's soccer team orienteering for the first time, and both a long and a short orange course. All in all it was a great meet.
We had a great day on Saturday: good weather, lots of people, a great meet. Over 80 people participated. We are deeply indebted to the help of Bev Aikin and her crew of girl scouts who set up and operated the string course for little kids, plus shadowed other scouts out on their first course. plus supplied cookies and brownies and lemonade and helped in numerous other ways. As always, it takes the work of a lot of people to produce a successful meet.
Beautiful weather made the November meet a particularly successful meet, with 23 competitors or teams starting, for a total of 35 people. Setters were Colm Connaughton, orange, Judy Opsahl, white and yellow, and Robi Mulford, red.
Though I didn't attend, due to being out of the country, I've heard that the mini-rogaine was a huge success: lots of people, interesting control points, and a lot of fun. Congratulations to Jerry Boyd on doing such a great job of organizing it.