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Discussion: Results posted

in: O Marathon II - Fair Hill NRMA, MD (Dec 12, 2009 - Elkton, MD)

Dec 13, 2009 1:43 PM # 
Results are up on the DVOA website.

Splits and leg lengths posted to AP. Everyone will need to go in and claim their splits based on the SI# they used.

RouteGadget later this afternoon.
Dec 13, 2009 6:56 PM # 
RouteGadget is now available:
Dec 13, 2009 7:18 PM # 
Hmm. Looks less mind-blowingly boring than I imagined. (I read the description of a 42.2km yellow course and never gave the whole event another thought - it sounded too stupid for words. I also hated Fair Hill the first time I went there and I've never been back. Other people seem to like it, though.)
Dec 13, 2009 7:38 PM # 
Pink Socks:
Wow, nice back-handed compliment?
Dec 13, 2009 7:58 PM # 
It was one of the best events I've ever been to. But, I also always thought Fair Hill was sublime and I continue to think so.
Dec 13, 2009 8:05 PM # 
In the world of investments, people who are always wrong are invaluable, just have to do the opposite of them. Perhaps it is also true in orienteering?

I thought it was great.
Dec 13, 2009 8:34 PM # 
What's the attraction of Fair Hill? I don't get it.
Dec 13, 2009 9:22 PM # 
For one - it has been completely field checked.

A great map.
Dec 13, 2009 9:52 PM # 
I am able to offer a jpg of the half or full-marathon course map to anyone who ran in the event yesterday. This way, you do not have to scan the map in order to use your GPS tracks in another program, like QuickRoute. The file is about 1 MB.

Please email me at the address associated with my username, if you would like me to email you a copy.
Dec 13, 2009 11:01 PM # 
Think of it as a most interesting marathon instead of a boring, ever-so-long yellow course. Plus, the place is bloody beautiful!
Dec 13, 2009 11:33 PM # 
Plus I would add that similar to the familiar saying that a simple course can be difficult if you are running fast enough, a simple course can also be difficult if you are tired enough. I thought the second lap was quite demanding mentally, all by myself, just making sure I took the best routes and executed them right, also making absolutely sure I didn't skip a control.

Being bored never entered my mind.

Though perhaps that is just another way of saying that if I was at the intelligence level of most folks on AP, then obviously I would have been bored.

There are times when not being so smart is a plus.... :-)
Dec 13, 2009 11:42 PM # 
here hear ; )
I had a blast and the food was great.
Dec 14, 2009 2:17 AM # 
I liked all the soda and cookies at every aid station. The weather was absolutely perfect. I had a great time!
Dec 14, 2009 3:23 AM # 
This was the best! I don't think I would have ever wanted to do a regular road half-marathon but having the orienteering aspect and being in the forest is what motivated me to do this. May not have been the fastest but I finished it and enjoyed everything, even at the end when the pain really started to set in. If there's another in the future I will be there.
Dec 14, 2009 3:42 PM # 
The aid stations, especially on my 2nd lap, were wonderful. It's so nice to get to a place where you helped and encouraged.
Dec 14, 2009 4:57 PM # 
I was a little unsure what to expect from the race, but it turned out to be really delightful. I really liked the option of slower runners being allowed to start a couple of hours earlier than the mass start. That meant that I had the chance to see the development of the race amongst the real runners throughout the last half of my eight-hour excursion around the course, which added a considerable extra level of entertainment value. The weather, map, aid stations, post race food, fast results, and general attention to all the small details by the planners and the day-of-race workers made it a spectacularly successful day. It has been ten or fifteen years since I last ran a marathon, but another one in this style could easily persuade me to do another one much sooner!
Dec 15, 2009 4:10 AM # 
Dec 16, 2009 5:34 AM # 
I had a terrible run for reasons unknown - moving slower than usual and quite sloppy on the 1:15 map. I nonetheless thought the event was great. Beautiful day again for the marathon - just frozen enough that the mud wasn't an issue; sunny, mid-30's, not much wind. And great aid stations, volunteers, etc. If you want to go run a long way, this is a beautiful way to do so.

For those of us who lost our splits papers, do you have a list of special-epunch #'s vs. names so I can claim the splits on AP?
Dec 16, 2009 5:36 AM # 
As these were one-time-use (for us) epunches, I presume there's no privacy issue in sharing them?
Dec 16, 2009 1:53 PM # 
For whatever reason the security step is put into claiming splits, it seems it would be defeated by publishing a list of all epunch numbers used (and used by). Unless someone can confirm that would be OK in this case, that might not happen. In the mean time, Wyatt, I emailed you yours.
Dec 16, 2009 2:46 PM # 
I initially posted a list of SI-cards with names on the day after the event, but then deleted it quickly after. I was not concerned about privacy, but perhaps by piracy. I did not want to end up with people fooling around and claiming splits which weren't their own.
Dec 17, 2009 6:43 AM # 
Thanks to all who helped make the event happen. Everyone was terrific from the aid stations to the download. Tom O--you did a particularly great job with the course setting. It was a lot of fun and Heidi and I throughly enjoyed ourselves. It was definitely a day we will always remember.

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