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Discussion: The throwdown begins!

in: Boston Sprint Camp (Jun 8–10, 2018 - Cambridge, MA, US)

Jun 10, 2018 3:19 AM # 
Day 2 is a wrap, with some good racing and training. Here are the points from the combined races so far (Fresh Pond, Millenium Sprint, and Cutler). Check the Facebook Page for photos and maps from today.

Ethan is currently leading the way, and if he wins another race, he'll cement his lead so that the worst he can do is tie. Can anyone challenge him? Tomas is closest, just 40 points behind, with a very consistent string of 2nd-place finishes. Michael currently has only two races, but with a first and a third he's still in third place overall.

Marie has a sizable lead over second-place Izzy for the women right now, but Izzy only has two races. Where it'll get interesting is how things will shake out between Izzy, Tyra, Bridget, Kristin, and Tori, who are separated by only 12 points!

In the 45+ category, Jon (no h) has a solid lead over Kristin, but she has only done two races so far. Tori is only one point behind Kristin, so that could be a tight one to the end! Phil and John (with h) are tied for second right now, so we'll keep an eye on that battle.

In the young buck category, Peter currently has a comfortable lead over Vilppu and Keegan, who are separated by only six points. A good race for any of those young men could really change things up! For the young ladies, Tyra and Bridget are separated by only three points.

Here is the spreadsheet:
Jun 10, 2018 9:57 PM # 
Super exciting racing today at Jamaica Pond. The gorgeous weather certainly helped make the day enjoyable. Big thank you to the Bermans for helping out at home base, while we took the roving start/finish/download operation to various locations all over the park.

The day started off with a qualification race in the southern quadrant of the park. At 0.9km long, Ethan blazed through for the win in 4:03, just three seconds in front of Michael. This race was used to seed the heats, the first one of which was just an internal shuffle between the adjacent heat (see bracket here: link). We used the same fast area of the park, and our local boy Keegan took the overall win, as well as winning his heat.

For the second heat we moved north by a quadrant, and the eight heats took off every minute. A route choice leg to the first control had people thinking, and again Keegan took the overall win. He started to lose steam going into the third heat, and Tomas took the overall win.

By the fourth heat, Michael and Ethan were tied for the lead, and things were starting to get exciting as heats got closer together in terms of average speed. The fifth and final heat was fast and furious, with Michael and Ethan again tied for the lead despite the butterfly loop.

Congrats to all racers!

The overall points, meanwhile, are posted below. Ethan took the overall (and the lemon bars), while Marie took the open women’s overall. I incorrectly announced Bridget as the winner - I can’t do math, and Bridget was second. Marie, I have to make you another pie. Keegan and Bridget were the junior winners, and Kristin and John were the “Geezer” class winners. I also incorrectly announced Ken as the Geezer winner, again because I added wrongly, and I apologize. Ken, you can still have some of that promised eternal glory and bragging rights.

Meanwhile, points list is here:

Thanks all for coming, and we’ll see you next year!

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