Joe Kurz Meet - Jan 31, 2004
Bill Farrell wrote: THANK YOU Kevin and Felicia!
I had a great time today at Joe Kurz. It was a beautiful day
and Kevin gave us a set of courses to satisfy our orienteering
needs. At first glance I was sure the Green course would be too
easy... but since I managed to extend my fun for 90 minutes...
'twas enough for me. Martha's encouraging laughter at almost
every control was very stimulating -- I was running and she was
walking -- and she was beating me to control after control. She
is very good, you know!
It looked like a pretty good turn out and everyone seemed to be
having a great time. Big smiles from our new member Andreas...
wait 'til you see his time.
I can't wait to go again... Bill.
Bob Domine wrote: Kevin did an outstanding job of putting on the O
event this past Saturday at Joe Kurz WMA. It was a wonderful cool
January day, but clear and no wind. Thank God it was not
like today Feb 2nd with rain and 34 degrees! Thanks Felicia :-)
We had a nice crowd of orienteers in all classes. Kevin put out
all the controls the 2 days before the meet sand Kevin and Felicia
ran the registration start finish show. What a team!
Flat Stanley and I did the Green course along with several
others and had a great time. The course was challenging though not
as much as standing up with my spikes on in the Porta John. The
course was interesting and very enjoyable. In the book, Flat
Stanley, by Jeff Brown, Stanley is squashed flat by a falling
bulletin board. One of the many advantages is that Flat Stanley
can visit his friends by traveling in an envelope. My Great Niece
Korin in Illinois mailed Flat Stanley to Linda and I. So while
Flat Stanley was with us I brought him to our orienteering meet
Thanks for the help with control pickup by Bill Hill, Jay Scott
and Lee Bradshaw. With a team it is certainly easier. Again many
thanks to Kevin and Felicia.
Watson Mill Bridge Meet
- Jan 17, 2004
Bob & Linda Domine wrote...
What a great time we had at Watson Mill Bridge State Park for
the first local meet of 2004. It was great January weather -
temperature wise - and a nice day to run in the open woods.
Though not a huge turnout, we had about 50 folks predominately
in the Yellow and Orange finding their way. Amazingly we had no
DNFs or OVTs.
Due to a near impossible schedule from Thanksgiving to January
10th, I asked Daniel and Jay Pittman if they could hang controls
for us. They picked them up at our last meet at Mistletoe and I
faxed the courses to Daniel on the 9th. Daniel and Jay hung the
controls, except the ones near the trails on January 11th, which
Linda and I completed on Friday, January 16th. What a great job
they did! All the controls were in the right place, with right
codes and all went very well at the meet. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
Bill Cheatum was back in the area and did a great job updating
the map with the more recent horse trails and a few other
features. The confusion caused by the missing trails last meet was
not an issue yesterday at all. Bill hand delivered the maps to us
at the official orienteering restaurant in the South - Waffle
House on Wednesday 1/14. Bill everyone really liked the map. :-)
It was great to see Shawn Callahan again! He even stayed and
helped with control pickup along with Virginia Dick. Thanks to
Guido too for helping with control pickup. BTW, Guido, if this was
a runners course, how did you beat one runner and almost a second
if you hadn't visited #12 twice? :-)
A big thanks to the JROTC unit who helped us with our hasty
pickup - when the rain threatened at 3pm. All was put away dry.
Thanks also to all who joined us. You made our day too.
Bob & Linda D.
PS - This was additionally rewarding in that it was the second
time in less than 6 months that GAOC conducted events in more than
one location on the same day. Evidence of both skill and volunteer
efforts of the club. Thanks to all!!
More on Jan 17-18 Weekend
Steve and Robin Shannonhouse wrote:
I want to thank Bill and Martha. They devoted two weekends and
a Friday to helping with this event. Sam came one day but got
called back for a problem at work. Again thanks for all the
Bill Farrell wrote:
We helped out with Frank Campbell's JROTC Champs. A great
turn-out and impressive runs. Steve set the courses and did an
outstanding job. I am sure that Frank will send a full report
along soon. Martha and I helped Steve and Robbie with the set-up
(they did 90% of the work) and worked hard to produce an excellent
While we were at Lake Russell with the kids, Linda and Bob were
offering an other excellent GAOC meet at Watson's Mill Bridge... a
30 minute ride from Lake Russell.
Sunday we offered second day of fun for GAOC back at Lake
Russell. The weather was perfect -- that is correct -- NO RAIN!
Aren't you sorry you stayed home! Very famous people came in from
out of town.
Full reports will follow. Bill.