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Sunday, April 03, 2011 10:00 AM
Pre-registration is optional, but requested (so we know how many maps to print) by Sunday, April 03, 2011 10:00 AM
Interval (runners start at 1 minute intervals)
Join us for the first CSU orienteering event of 2011 at Rocky Woods park. The vegetation will be mild and runnable, and the weather will be cool and comfortable. Expect fast times as the top competitors prepare for the 2011 A-meet season. Beginner instruction will be available. Even if you can't tell the difference between a compass and a control, you will be navigating through the woods in no time.
Kids (under 12): $5
Ed Despard and Ian Smith, Meet Directors
The sky was sunny and breezy, the temperature hovered around 50 F, and the inch of snow on the ground from Friday made for wonderful orienteering at the first local event of the season in the Boston area. About 90 people showed up despite our poor advertising efforts. Visibility in the woods was good because vegetation has yet to fill out, and running conditions were about as pleasant as they could be given the rock density underfoot. It was especially great seeing all the people from Western MA who made the journey.
While the state of the woods was considerably different from when I visited a few weeks ago to vet courses, the event went without a hitch. Small regions of the map are questionable, and some of the rocks are inconsistently mapped, but Rocky Woods has been a mainstay of the CSU map library. Thanks to everyone who came out and supported the "Remap Rocky Woods" fund.
Kudos to my fellow meet director Ed Despard for printing excellent maps, for helping out with the control setting in the morning, and for a capital technical display during the meet. Alex Jospe woke up at 7 AM and was dragged to the meet, where she graciously helped out setting the remote controls I didn't leave enough time to reach. Ross Smith, Sam Saeger, and Brendan Shields kindly picked up controls, despite their fatigue after two hard days of training (Ross ran 12 miles before racing). As always, thanks to Larry and Sara Mae Berman for giving of their time greeting people, running registration, and being the fixed invariant in CSU.
Many thanks to NEOC for the loan of their e-punching equipment.
Splits and Results on Attackpoint
From I-95 exit 16B (Rt. 109), take Rt. 109 W 2 mi to the center of Westwood. Bear R on Hartford St. Go 3 mi. to reservation entrance on R. From Medfield (Rt. 109 at Rt. 27), go NE on Rt. 109 for 1.7 mi and bear L on Hartford St. Go 0.6 mi to entrance on left.From I-95 exit 16B (Rt. 109), take Rt. 109 W 2 mi to the center of Westwood. Bear R on Hartford St. Go 3 mi. to reservation entrance on R. From Medfield (Rt. 109 at Rt. 27), go NE on Rt. 109 for 1.7 mi and bear L on Hartford St. Go 0.6 mi to entrance on left.
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