Barb S. asked me to put in a few notes about the Daddy-O/Empire State Senior Games. Pete & I "adjusted" some courses for the Daddy O and thanks in large part to a huge article in the Syracuse Herald American we had a lot of new "Dads" out there on the course. We had great weather near the start of the Frisbee Golf Course at Green Lakes, gave some minor instruction, and sent folks on their way. Most folks picked it up real good and went back out on the next higher course.
Probably we should have put some more time into prizes or some sort of recognition for the Dads - but I think most folks were happy to get out in the woods and do some hiking/navigating. Many thanks to the pitch-in volunteers and all those new members - we'll see you in the woods!
-Shawn Forney/Pete Dady, "da Dads"
Conditions for the Senior Games/Daddy-O June 17th at Green Lakes State Park were near-perfect! It had rained during the night and the day dawned cool and cloud-covered, with a slight breeze. . .great for running! Later on the sun came out, but the air never reached an uncomfortable hot/humid level and mosquitoes were kept to a minimum. We even had music to entertain us from a corporate outing at the neighboring Reserved Shelter.
Park personnel had erected a 20'x30' tent for the orienteering, outfitted with 8 picnic tables, at the edge of the ballfield near the frisbee course, convenient to drinking fountain, parking, and a comfort station. The Dominies came early and set up ESSG and club start/finish banners plus the CNYO banner which now contains the word "orienteering" applied across the center along the compass needle.
On Thursday afternoon Pete Dady assisted me with the Brown and Green course design to be used for both the Senior Games and the Daddy-O, and he also designed a Red for the Daddy-O. Then Pete and Shawn Forney set out the remote controls for Brown and Green and Red. I flagged the all-purpose White course and returned to the park Friday evening to finish setting a few close-in advanced course controls. On Saturday morning Verna Engstrom-Heg and Eric Hamilton (EMPO) hung the White Course controls, Mark Dominie designed an Orange course, and more control markers, water jugs, and cups got set out by Shawn (and others?).
By 5 p.m. Saturday all the paperwork and results were packed up and all controls brought in, thanks to Barb Dominie, Ramana, Mark, Shawn, Pete, his son Tom and friend Joe, and others. Fred Howe was on hand all day to manage the starts, finishes, and results of the ESSG competition, while Dominies and crew managed the same things plus a clinic for the Daddy-O side. Many thanks to all who volunteered of their time and expertise to help.
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WHITE 2.8 Km 45m 11 controls
1 Greg Allen & Jamie Teska, Syracuse 20:10 2 Jeff Martin, Baldwinsville 26:06 3 Tom Dady & Joe Dvorak, Homer 30:28 4 Dedra Croll, Vernon 30:51 5 Terry Richey, Syracuse 30:52 6 Stuart & Connor Sullivan, Fayetteville 32:54 7 Craig, Sarah, Rachel, Rebecca Polhamus, Fayetteville 33:51 8 Scott & Charlie Reller, Manlius 33:55 9 Marc & Joe Basile, Fayetteville 40:50 10 Hugh & Joy Gregg, Jamesville 50:04 11 Shane, Sherry & Shane LaVancher, Chittenango 57:55 12 Bob Kleinberg, Syracuse 60:25 13 Dave & Carolyn Davidson, Moravia 64:10 14 Mary Gates, Deansboro 77:32 15 Kate & Sandy Healy, Alissa Quinn, Chittenango 78:50 16 Carl Dennis & Joe Tulowicki, Syracuse 98:20 Charlene Adams, Syracuse DNF* Janet Allen, Syracuse TNR* *DNF = Did Not Finish *TNR = Time Not RecordedReturn to top of page or continue looking at Results: White Orange Brown Green Red
ORANGE 4.8 Km 150m 8 controls
1 Daniel & Ransom Blakeley, Dryden (CNYO) 118:50 2 Charlene Adams, Syracuse 123:25 3 Martin Reed Group (5) Civil Air Patrol, Memphis: 140:25 Martin, Kate, Megan, Patrick Reed & Tim Smith 4 James McLaughlin & Chris Kourkoutis, Ithaca 140:44 5 Ryan & Doug Collins, Jamesville 143:07 6 Dedra Croll, Vernon 156:58 7 Terry Richey, Syracuse 156:58 Ramana Dominie, Marathon (CNYO) DNF* Craig, Sarah, Rachel, Rebecca Polhamus, Fayetteville DNF* *DNF = Did Not FinishReturn to top of page or continue looking at Results: White Orange Brown Green Red
BROWN 4.0 Km 120m 9controls
1 Von & Nate Sleight, Fayetteville 90:31Return to top of page or continue looking at Results: White Orange Brown Green Red
GREEN 5.0 Km 130m 7 controls
1 Ann Leonard, Freeville (CNYO) 57:56 2 Bob Rycharski, Haskell, NJ (HVO) 74:08Return to top of page or continue looking at Results: White Orange Brown Green Red
RED 7.5 Km 200m 13 controls
1 Owen Baird, Ithaca (CNYO) 62:52 2 Charlie Leonard, Freeville (CNYO) 75:05 3 Graham Baird, Holland Patent 78:46 4 Rudy Haas & Gary Leonard, E. Syracuse 133:40 5 Jamie Teska & Greg Allen, Syracuse 175:10 Brian Edwards, Baldwinsville (new CNYO) DNF* Heather Baird, Ithaca (CNYO) DNF* *DNF = Did Not FinishBarb Sleight