I was interviewed by a local reporter who tracked me down because our sprint meet approval came before the Libertyville Village Board. Here is the article...
Note that I did not
use the term "laymen" but did call it a "fringe sport." They used photos from this summer's Linne Woods meet where they also did an article.
Awesome article, maybe we can get some locals to participate. Sorry about not making it to the meet. But I do have some serious work up there and of course some fun Mt biking. I would like to come out after school next week and run your courses. Any chance of leaving up a tiny bit of flagging tape at the control locations??? Oct 11 would be the perfect day as I have a meeting at CLC that afternoon.
Good Luck and I can't wait to see you new maps.
It's cool. Mapping and setting for a meet that no one attends is a pretty big bummer. I'm done. I'll stick with my secretary duties and training next year.
Nice article expresso. If it is ok, I'm going to email the link out to all the CAOC'ers in my address book...few are on AP.
Since you apparently don't want to do any more meet directing, how about considering the open position of Publicity Director next year? Its pathetic that we didn't even get listings into Windy City Sports this year. And think of the impact of having similar articles published in wider-distribution publications like the Tribune, Sun-Times and Southtown Economist.
Go easy on Soupie; I may be wrong, but I think he puts himself into Club activities more than any other single person. I think it is unfair to demand that, in addition to all the other CAOC work he does, he also has to attend every meet no matter what his personal plans might be.
Soupie missed some of my meets too, and I was disappointed. And others that he came to, he didn't like, and said so. We had another guy named Joe that was a meet director; Soupie pissed him off so badly by criticizing after one of his meets that he hasn't come to a CAOC event since. So sometimes its better that Soupie not attend...count your blessings!
Michael Collins has done more work than ANY other person in our club this year (by a very long shot). It would be a travesty if VoY went to anyone else this year.
I'm almost totally burned-out and so is my family. I have the Ramble left in me and then I'll try to put the rest of my life back above orienteering (where it belongs). There is no way that I am taking on more CAOC duties after this.
Sorry you feel so burned out.
Say, if I'm walking north from the Metra station tomorrow, will I see the orienteering event from Milwaukee Road? If not, please explain how to get there best on foot. Thanks.
Adler Park will be on your right after maybe a mile or so.
Start's right behind the pool.
Hey!! We even got a follow-on article that is very family centric...
Nice photo and article.
Unfortunately in the photo, you look like you've nodded off.... while Stephanie "sets her GPS timer..." Who provided that caption?