Club Championships, Nov. 5

We had a beautiful day for November, and a great turnout taking advantage of it. Meet Director Grant Staats had devised some challenging courses, and challenged we all were. The fallen leaves over the rocky terrain made footing tricky, but except for a couple of places with pine saplings now bigger than they were when the map was made, the visibility was very good, and you could often see the flag from a ways away (but you still had to negotiate the rocks to get there).

In something of an oddity, while we had many entrants, there were only a few classes with more than one EMPO competitor, so there was limited competition for titles as EMPO Club Champs. Thus, the “Course” list of results is more interesting than the “Class” list.

Splits by Class

Splits by Course

2022 EMPO Champs:

F-12Zora Miller
M21+Zhendong Li
F35+Kate Jensen
M35+Martin Hawkes-Teeter
M45+Laszlo Kolyvek
F55+Cynthia Johnson
M55+Andy Chillrud
F65+Janet Findlay
M65+Phil Hawkes-Teeter

Thanks to everyone for coming. Your participation is what makes all the preparatory work worthwhile. [And yes, those of us who are “O” junkies enjoy that too, but it is a labor of love. Harder labor as we age.] Big thanks of course to Grant for Directing the event and doing all of the field work. Thanks to Marty for covering the computer/results while I ran (or tried to run).

You may not all be Ski-O enthusiasts, but for those who are, we have Winter events planned:

  • December – Lapland Lake (if there is sufficient snow by then)
  • January – Cole Hill State Forest: ungroomed, off-trail, snow or no-snow, Score-O-type course with no time limits
  • February – Lake Placid area – Empire State Games & US Ski-O Champs (all levels of skiers may enter)

Nothing is set as yet for the Spring, but we’ll keep you posted.

Oh, and if I spelled any names incorrectly, my apologies.