Fort St. Clair, Eaton, OH
June 30, 2012
Event Director: Jon Rauschenbach
Thanks to all who helped with the event including Matthew Robbins (SI) and the Minto Family (control pickup).
Late Friday afternoon saw a rare event for central and southern Ohio; a storm front that Texans might call a Blue Norther swept through the area. As temperatures plunged 25 or 30 degrees in an hour, strong winds dropped trees, power and phone lines were cut, and city officials scrambled to close the park. After the storm passed, a quick inspection revealed that while there were a few large trees down near the park entrance, the park road was clear of all but a few small branches, and there was no reason for the event not to proceed. Calls were made to city officials, and after a little waffling, they ended up assuring us that the park would be open as normal at 8 am. Pat and Mike removed the fingers that were poised to send the dreaded event cancellation emails and web site updates. The stage was set.
Morning came. The park did not open. The police officer who came by on rounds assured the event director that the park would NOT open today. More calls were made and the following agreement was eventually reached. The park gates would not open and we would not have official permission to run. But, they would not stop anyone from entering the park and we could do so “at our own risk”. So, we operated from a small roadside parking area at the park exit. There was a good warm-up walk of 750 or 800 meters to the start and the same cool-down hike to return from the finish. Matthew and Mike hauled the computer and batteries down to a gazebo near the finish. Jon did registration at the roadside. It was hot, it was humid, but it was fun.
Meanwhile, outside the park, residential neighbors continued to swelter without power; here and there a generator hummed, and sometimes the roar of a chainsaw was heard. But in the park, wood thrush and peewee sang, bees buzzed (one a little too close to Brenda Blacklock) and orienteers raced through the fields and forests. A creative control placement in a tunnel under the road, and another at the top of a slide in the playground provided added entertainment.
Sat 6/30/2012 14:06
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Place Stno Name Club Class Time Diff.
White (5) 2.8 km 13 C
1 7 Rob Minto ICO S1M 18:01 0:00
2 4 Aidan Minto ICO Northview MS S1M 23:40 5:39
3 6 Brenda Blacklock ICO S1F 27:07 9:06
4 16 Caterina Svobodny MVOC S1F 39:15 21:14
5 14 The Knights MVOC S1T 1:01:43 43:42
Yellow (5) 3.5 km 18 C
1 17 Rob Minto ICO S2M 27:42 0:00
2 18 Mike Minium OCIN S2M 29:33 1:51
3 19 Aidan Minto ICO Northview MS S2M 40:45 13:03
4 8 Bill Greenwell OCIN S2M 1:02:41 34:59
5 13 Patricia Shaw MVOC S2F 1:40:52 1:13:10
Orange (9) 4.5 km 19 C
1 15 Tom Svobodny MVOC S3M 34:47 0:00
2 20 Jon Rauschenbach OCIN S3M 35:31 0:44
3 5 Mike Minium OCIN S3M 35:34 0:47
4 2 Rob Minto ICO S3M 38:08 3:21
5 9 Pat Meehan OCIN S3M 45:36 10:49
6 1 Aidan Minto ICO Northview MS S3M 50:42 15:55
7 12 Brian DeYoung OCIN S3M 58:39 23:52
8 11 Matthew Robbins OCIN S3M 59:08 24:21
9 3 Brenda Blacklock ICO S3F 1:01:49 27:02
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