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Saturday, March 10, 2001 9:00 AM
Pre-registration is optional, but requested (so we know how many maps to print) by Friday, March 9, 2001 12:00 AM
Interval (runners start at 1 minute intervals)
The event is on rain or shine!
Undaunted by evil omens such as unfriendly weather, inflexible Harvard administration, and a race-stopping funeral procession, almost two dozens brave souls came out to the Harvard Law School this morning to organize and participate in the inaugural race of the Boston Park Orienteering Series.
The race course was 3.0km long and designed for fast orienteering, where the racers start closely together and race head-to-head past bewildered Harvard students and faculty rubbing their eyes in disbelief at the sight of runners dashing through snowbanks, inexplicably drawn to orange-and-white flags blowing in the wind.
Despite the falling snow in the beginning of the meet and slush on the ground throughout the day, the best times were very competitive and close to the winning times expected by the organizers. The first male, and the top finisher overall, was William Hawkins of CSU (18:57), an Australian orienteer doing his Ph.D. in mathematics at MIT. The top female, Abi Weeds, was second overall wth a fast time of 20:15.
The racers, almost without exception, seemed to enjoy themselves despite the weather, and were entertained by the sounds of classic rock blasting from a boom box on the steps of the Law School library and nourished by an assortment of cookies generously donated by Sara Mae and Larry Berman of CSU and Bermans' Orienteering Supply.
The organizers would like to thank Kenny Walker for drawing the map almost entirely during the last week, Sara Mae & Larry Berman for providing equipment and lots of help and support, and the Harvard administration for not taking personally the many acts of vandalism and petty theft committed by the organizers.
- Boris & Misha, meet directors and mercenaries extraodinaire
This event is part of the
Boston Park Series 2001
Boston Park Series - Harvard University
March 10, 2001
# First Last Class Result
1 William Hawkins M 18:57
2 Abi Weeds F 20:15
3 John Hansman M 20:22
4 J-J Cote M 21:07
5 Kate Damon F 23:58
6 Anna McLoon F 24:08
7 Jared Small M 24:18
8 Peter Graham M 24:35
9 Julia Silvis F 24:37
10 Bridget Sinnott F 24:41
11 David Yee M 30:26
12 Barbara Bryant F 32:27
13 Nicholas Commons-Miller J 49:24
14 Patrice Miller F 49:24
15 Rebecca Mckeown F 52:43
16 Michael Commons M 56:05
17 Elisabeth Hopkins F 56:30
The registration and start will be at the Langdell Library at the Harvard Law School.
Take Massachusetts Ave. North from Harvard Square (or South from Porter Square) to Jarvis Street, go East on Jarvis Street to its end, then make a right on the paved path. The long, neoclassical building on your right will be the Langdell Library.
A college campus, with paved paths as well as grassy areas throughout. Main features include buildings and man-made objects, such as sculptures and monuments.
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