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Results & Recap

Race Recap
Great job yesterday! No obstacle was too great for you.Your navigation prowess, speed and skill were impressive but your effort, courage, smiles, teamwork and appreciation made the day. A special congratulations to the 150 first-time racers who we will now refer to as “seasoned veterans.”

Congratulations to all of you on a fine race! Please email me by Monday if you think there’s a significant error and I’ll dive into the passport pile to check it out. If you finished in the top five in the two-person divisions or top 3 in the 3-person co-ed/female but were not around to get your prize, email me.

2-person Male
2-person Female
2-person Co-ed
3-person Male
3-person Female
3-person Co-ed

Thanks to:

How to Get Better
If you struggled out there, start with reviewing your route and noting areas where you made mistakes. Brainstorm with your teammate where you went wrong. Ask other teams you know or on facebook (or me) what they did different. Here’s a copy of the race map and instructions if yours is shredded.

Check out our Tips page online. Also make sure you review our Navigation 101/201 clinic presentation if you haven’t. It includes compass and topo map tips, but also lists way you can practice those in real life. One great way is to download the free Terrain Navigator Pro app (iphone link here; also available on Android I believe). You can then hike through the woods in any public area and see how the topo map looks compared to the real terrain, plotting CPs and creating practice courses. Attending the March 18 Nain Rouge Rogaine (on-foot, orienteering only) and May 5 Get Your Bearings adventure race are great ways to practice (and have fun).

Numb-ers Riddle Answers
52 C in a D: 52 cards in a deck
32 D F at which W F: 32 degrees Fahrenheit at which water freezes
3 B M (S H T R): 3 blind mice (see how they run)… not 3 bowel movements. 🙂
24 H in a D: 24 hours in a day
5 D in a Z C: 5 digits in a zip code
29 D in F in a L Y: 29 days in February in a leap year
8 S on a S S: 8 sides on a stop sign
20,000 L U the S: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
A the W in 80 D: Around the World in 80 days
57 H V: 57 Heinz varieties
18 H on a G C: 18 holes on a golf course

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Race Photos
Thanks to Jamie Geysbeek Photography for the race photos.The first batch is now on our Facebook page and more will come via Flickr down the road.
You can download hi-res versions right from the Flickr feed! Just look for the download button and download the size you need. Thanks Jamie for providing this at no charge.

Lost & Found
Email me if any of these are yours. Click on photo to get a better view.

What’s Next?
June 9 weekend Michigan Adventure Race: Caberfae Edition, 18 hours on June 8-9, 8 hours on June 10, Caberfae Peaks Resort near Cadillac. This race will have some of the best orienteering we’ve ever designed, the best paddling river we’ve been on, and great mountain biking (no technical riding but fun, fast gravel and two-track roads). Registration is now open. Nighttime racing is an amazing experience if you are near or at that place in your racing “career.” but the 8-hour race will be a great semi-wilderness experience. Never to far from civilization but feels like true wilderness.

Such a fun day with a truly classy group of people. Let’s do it again soon.

Mark, for Greg and Matt

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