Discussion: Prepare your Army
in: 2013 Salomon Giant's Rib Raid;
Golden Horseshoe Orienteering calls on orienteers, adventure racers, trail runners and adventure runners to 'save the date' and prepare their army for battle on the Niagara Peninsula on Easter 2012.
Here is an interview with some hints about what your Army can expect in 2012...
Dontgetlost.ca (DGL) caught up with Giant's Rib Raid (GRR) course setters Mike Waddington and Mark Adams and asked why the 2010 GRR planned for Niagara Falls had been moved to Milton.
DGL: So guys, why the switch?
Adams: Not so much a switch as a delay – we spent some time going over course options in the Niagara area and decided we needed to update the maps we have there to present a better experience for participants.
Waddington: In fact we’re working on an absolutely killer course based on a Laura Secord theme for the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 – so look for that race course in two years.
DGL: Laura Secord?
Adams: We like chocolate.
Waddington: She started at Queenston, finished at Decew. Hint.
Adams: 19 miles. Double hint.
DGL: Wasn’t that in 1813?
Waddington: Same war.
Adams: Some teams may not finish until 2013....
This whole thing sounds vaguely threatening. Has the Winter Olympics boosted Canada's military moxie? Should someone alert Obama?
threatening? No quite the opposite.... just celebrating the history of 200 years of peace (orienteering style)
And we plan to win *this* one too.
I will find it ironic when the Foreigners win.
From a previous post in this matter I seem to remember an article that stated that actually all involved parties in this war claimed they were the winners...
So with this in mind I suppose we can also extrapolate and draw the conclusion that by being an orienteer you´re always a winner!
Especially in North America. See this discussion
@bubo: Yes, both sounds claimed victory. Do you know who Laura Secord is?
Her run wasn't as long as King Gustav Vasa's run in 1520 but it was an important run in Canadian history.
I did know about the chocolates - but not the important part of her story...
200 years later....Are you as tough as Laura?
I sense a sponsorship opportunity...
Salomon Dontgetlost.ca Giant's Rib Raid presented by Fox River and fuelled by Laura Secord Chocolate!
>fuelled by Laura Secord Chocolate!
i like the sound of that...and it will be Easter too. Ironically Laura Secord chocolate is now an American owned company.
The interest in having one of our Dontgetlost.ca Adventure Running series races linked to the theme of the War of 1812-1813 was so popular we have decided to make the entire 2012-2013 series fit this theme (all three races).
Details are still being worked out but the first race in the series will be the 2012 Raid the Hammer (The Battle of Stoney Creek). The Battle of Stoney Creek is considered to be one of the most important battles of the War of 1812-1813 (a victory for the British, and a turning point in the defence of Upper Canada).
The final race in the series is the Giant's Rib Raid (The Battle of Beaver Dams). This battle was made famous by Laura Secord's 32km run from Queenston to Decew House.
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