Signed up for the Buffalo Ellicottville Adventure Run on Aug 26; between a 3-hr and a 6-hr race, I would have preferred a 3-hr. However, the price was the same, and far more competitors were running the 6-hr, so I am, too. Hopefully, it will also afford me a chance to chat with the Buffalo orienteering folks. Competitive goal is to clear the course in under the time limit because I do not fear death.
And a bit of nostalgia: my first visit to Noon Hill
was on 2015 April 25
. I directed the inaugural event on a brand new, professionally map with LIDAR basemap the following year, in October 2016
. Getting maps made and national meets run is probably the achievement I'm most proud of during my time in NEOC. The national meets could have been better, and I could have been better organized, more effective, and less stubbornly stupid, but stuff got done.