Discussion: Meet Website Down
in: 33rd West Point A Meet;
Unfortunately as part of upgrades across our campus, the meet website is down and will continue to be for the foreseeable future. If you need information, please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions you may have. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Andrew, do you have the one page summary available? Maybe you could post it here, so you won't get so many email requests.
Oof, that's harsh. At least post where we're supposed to go Saturday morning. I'm signed up, but I didn't even pay any attention to which maps we'll be on.
Also whether there's a truck / bus ride to the start to factor in.
Natural Bridge. 1.6k,110m walk/climb to start.
Google map for parking on the first day? Not sure if I've been there before or not.
The website is now back up at http://orienteer.us/AMeet2012/
The link on the event page will also now redirect you to that website.
Yey Hannah! Thanks, and good on everyone for reacting so swiftly.
Looking forward to the weekend!
Is there any reason Directions avoid RT-6 between Seven Lakes Dr. and RT- 293?
No particular reason. I didn't do the directions, but I suspect what is there is just what google maps came up with first. RT-6 is certainly another option.
Camping - nothing, even at Round Pond? Think it's the first time ever I've heard "no camping" at WP.
Is it unusual to have M60+ running a different course than all the other M-Green classes?
It's not desired by many M60's, but here are US guidelines--
@bl - Unfortunately, no to the camping. There are a number of other events going on at West Point this same weekend this year, which makes it very difficult for us to get rights/access to the land where we would usually do camping. It's also gotten increasingly difficult for us to find workarounds which allow us put up civilians on the military reservation.
@TomN - depends. We try to split the number of green runners between the two courses about evenly, to avoid lengthening the start window for one class. The guidance I recall from OUSA is that split courses should split the women's and men's classes, and if some adjustment is still necessary, that the oldest of the men's classes can be moved to the women's course. Hence, in this case, M60+ on Green X.
On Sunday, will it be possible to approach Camp Shea from the east, ie, from US-9W (instead of from NY-293)?
Nevermind. Answered on directions page
. (answer is yes
Re: split--MGreen is recommended to be moved first, but there are only 3 competitors for the middle, vs. 13 in M60.
Make that 15 M60s. So even by moving M18 and MGreen it doesn't balance.
...what is there is just what google maps came up with first. RT-6 is certainly another option.
The superior option, it would appear...
The PIP/9W/293 route is 8 miles longer than PIP/6/293.
The GoogleMaps database must have a glitch that adds travel time to US-6.
We try to split the number of green runners between the two courses about evenly, to avoid lengthening the start window for one class.
Actually the length of the start window in this case is determined by the Brown course, with 66 entered (numbers are for Saturday's middle), since the Green course with 74 entered has been split.
If the point is to avoid lengthening the window, then any split which results in no more than 66 on one of the Green courses accomplishes the purpose. The original guideline, men on one course, women of the other, would give 54 and 20, and would seem to work fine. And would seem to be what the guidelines call for.
We seem to have grown old together. When I was first coming to A meets, there was no Brown course and Red was the course that was split to keep the window manageable.
Bingo! We are the blazers. Hopefully with a continuous expanding stream of followers. But Red doesn't have to be split anymore... Hmm.
Camping appears to be still available at Beaver Pond Campsite in Harriman State Park, just down the PIP. (Not free though.)
But Red doesn't have to be split anymore... Hmm.
I've posted this elsewhere on AP, but the median age of the orienteers at the 2011 Classic Champs in NY was about 13 years older than the median age of orienteers at the 1998 A-Meet in NY. The median age at the September 2011 BAOC event was even older.
I'm a "young" orienteer (and I say that relatively, since I'm only 4 years younger than the average American male). I'm worried about who's going to be hosting orienteering events when I'm an M65.
Nationally-speaking, there's a good chance that I won't direct a nationally-sanctioned event again. I'm not ruling it out, but I'd rather focus my energies on local projects ('Hood Hunts, Adventure Runs, helping Run Bosco) where the risk/reward balance is more in my favor.
But in thirty years time they'll long have grown wings and flown out of your control, and you'll need new challenges... :)
Yes, like determining which bridge to jump off when, inevitably, I misplace a control, make a bad map, or...
the one with lower height, so won't hurt too much :)
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