The relay will be on Tuesday, July 20th in Lake George CO. Who is planning on attending?
The Tuesday kills me. I am so frustrated about this. I even emailed the RMOC people and suggested an alternate schedule. Why the two-day Western States Champs should the coveted weekend spots over all three US Championships is beyond me. Since when does regional > national?
I can probably attend as well. Although it would not be my first choice of O events this summer.
Tuesday is definitely strange. Additionally, they put the night champs the evening before! That's not the first time a US champs race (including night I think) has gone in right before the relays. Ugh. I don't know if the sanctioning committee looks at the dates for events, but it sure seems like they should consider that in their sanctioning decisions. The night champs in particular hasn't been treated very well by schedulers in the past and this year is no exception. It seems as if there's a conspiracy out there to keep night-o amateurish in the US.
I don't know if the sanctioning committee looks at the dates for events, but it sure seems like they should consider that in their sanctioning decisions.
I talked with people on the sanctioning committee about this. And the response was, "Hey, we've only received one bid for these championships, so go talk to the host club about your scheduling grievances."
So then I went to RMOC, suggested an alternate schedule, and that was that. They decided to stick with their plan. And because of that, it looks like I won't be attending the relay. Sorry.
So, we registered today. And I'm about to buy plane tickets to Denver. Anyone else planning to attend?
Have you seen the legs for the relay? There is no yellow course ! We need to discuss our options.
4 Point 8 Point 12 Point
Leg 1 G 3.00 K G 3.00 K G 3.00 K
Leg 2 O 5.32 K O 5.32 K Y 3.01 K
Leg 3 O 5.51 K O 5.51 K O 5.51 K
Leg 4 R 8.43 K R 6.21 K R 5.21 K
Total 22.27 K 20.05 K 17.74 K
Yeah, I saw that. Weird. And a bit random -- why did the club decide to do this? (I'm assuming there's no official standards, just "tradition").
So what legs should people run? The only clear choice is for Mook to run the anchor (Red) leg. I can make cases for the rest of us running any of the other legs (almost; probably doesn't male sense for Mary to run the second, slightly longer Orange).
I bet Spike & Mary have been talking about this :-)
I'm not arriving until shortly before the Night O (I plan to drive straight from the airport to the meet site -- plane arrives at DEN at 5:40 pm). Might be good to have our plan by Monday.
I think it makes sense for me to run the shortest course, even if it is green vs. orange. But I'm open to other opinions.
That was one of the thoughts I had. Certainly you can handle the technical difficulty.
It still seems odd to me that the 8-pt teams have the same courses as the 4-pt (though the latter have a longer Red). They all seem odd to me, with the 12-pt having a Red at all (is that typical? I admit I haven't paid much attention). If I were Queen, I'd leave the 4-pt legs as is, then for 8-pt I'd have G-Y-O-R (or some combination), and for 12-pt I'd have G-Y-O-O.
But I'm not Queen.
This whole relay thing is odd. Maybe there are special requirements for relays specifically held on Tuesdays?
I agree with Peggy's 7/13 post - Mary on the shortest leg; Mook on the longest.
Did you see that the 4th leg was changed from Red to Green?
I was hoping they would make other changes ... that leg I was comfortable with!
Thanks Mook, spike and peggyd. You guys rock!
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