The weather held out and despite a little breeze and some minor rain drops the spirits were high and all the competitors were happy to be out enjoying the park. Joe and Jenita Gumiensky started things off early on the Intermediate course with Ted and Max Vavricka and the Hall family quickly on their heels.
Newcomers Matt and Jacob Gordon and Ryan and Connor Durrant took on both the Beginner and Intermediate courses along with Jenny Barnett and Kathryn and Evenson Turisten. Jeff Black was the only competitor to take on all three maps.
Ole came out to show his support for the Club but wasn't planning on racing due to a sore foot. But after listing to finishers talk about how much they enjoyed the Advanced course Ole couldn't hold himself back anymore and decided to give it a run. It turns out that Ole can run just fine on a sore foot finishing a very respectable 2nd, then he stayed after to pick up controls. I don't think Ole will be getting much sympathy after that.
A special thanks to Jeff Black for co-directing and to Jeff Decker, Donna Goodwin, Ole Bergset, and Samantha Scott for picking up controls.
We hope to see you all at our next meet which will be at Stuart Gultch West. The meet center is usually at the North-East corner of Hillside Junior High (behind the school). The school entrance is at the corner of Hill Road and 36st Street.
|Beginner Course: Hikers|
|Matt & Jacob Gordon, Ryan & Conner Durrant||24:15|
|Jenny Barnett, Kathryn and Evenson Turisten||32:50|
|Beginner Course: Competitive|
|Intermediate Course: Hikers|
|Joann Leone and Joe Novak||35:10|
|Dondi and Frankie Black||45:20|
|Kevin, Justin, Jonah and Joeseph Hall||46:05|
|Matt & Jacob Gordon, Ryan & Conner Durrant||51:00*|
|Jenny Barnett, Kathryn and Evenson Turisten||01:03:00*|
|Melanie Roper and Erik Bergset||01:06:25|
|Intermediate Course: Competitive|
|Ted and Max Vavricka||29:00|
|Joe and Jenita Gumiensky||33:45|
|Advanced Course: Competitive|
|David Bergset & Neva||50:25|
|* Run previous map with crossover controls|