Greater Boston Youth Orienteering Series Event #6 & Recreational Event
It was a busy day at Camp Sayre with three different orienteering events folded into one: the Blue Hills Traverse (13.2 km) for ultralong runners, the last installment of the year of the Boston Youth Series for the younger crowd, and “regular” recreational courses for those in between. We were able to use a brand new map of the scout camp generously made by Tim Booth and Jim Crawford, which offered technical orienteering with many cliffs and rock features. Some runners had a hard time with the trails, though, as many were covered with newly fallen leaves and were hard to see.
The Youth Series capped the season with competitive courses for the runners who could finish their courses by themselves. There was a hard fight among the youngest boys on the white course, which was won by Etienne Jacques, a speedy 7-year old visiting from Canada, while NEOC runner Mori Finlayson was fastest on the yellow course. The top runners were all awarded miniature control flags. Although the rain in the morning had scared away some, there was still a number of beginners and younger kids who enjoyed the training activities and the string-O before heading out on the recreational courses. Among the most excited were Troup 4, who had come all the way from Worcester to try orienteering.
Special thanks to Bud O’Leary, who directed the “regular” meet, Peter Amram, who helped with course setting of the recreational courses, and Judy Karpinski, who organized the refreshments. We also thank all the other meet helpers and the Youth Series coaches and technical staff for making this event happen!
This was the last scheduled event for the season. It has been great seeing so many people out in the woods this year. We look forward to seeing you all again after the winter!
Pia Webb, Youth Series Event Director
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Check out Davie Yee's photos from the Traverse.
|2||Philippe Cote Jacques||M-39||118:03|
|28||Rafael Frutos Fernandez||M40+||210:40|
|8||Griffin Mulqueen (Team of Two)||NEOC||35:02|
|Carla & Brynn Bates||DNF|