GrizO held its fourth event yesterday, our second at Blue Mountain. Our attendance was in the 70s, setting a new record. Several people who had been to one or two of our past events moved up to either intermediate or advanced courses, which made me happy.
We had a great crew of helpers, including several from GrizO mailing list, who took on registration and start/finish duties. Things were running smoothly enough that I felt comfortable taking Inara out on a course at the same time as Alli went out on Advanced. I think the next step will be to get people doing control pickup, and then eventually beginner instruction, and finally course setting / meet directing.
We have a Zoom meeting scheduled for tonight to discuss the future of GrizO with anyone who is interested. We hope to get a good turnout and gauge the interest of folks taking the club further into a more sustainable model.
We were also thrilled to have the Bozeman Crew (minus Tyra, plus AJ and Peter) join us. I enjoyed designing a long advanced course for them, and they pitched in with beginner instruction, control pickup, and furniture assembly. They are a great group of friendly, polite, and thoughtful young people, in addition to being great athletes. It makes me happy to see that this is the future of US orienteering.
Here is the Long Advanced course.