Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Thank you's in Orienteering

Some thoughts by Sharon Lucey

The Irish Orienteer has been the national orienteering newsletter for Ireland since the early 1980's and is now being distributed via the Internet and is accessible on Orienteering.ie. Information can be found here on what is happening in the world of orienteering, from upcoming events to race reports to controllers reports to news about orienteers. This month's installation has now been uploaded for viewing. Of particular interest is the report on 'Thanking the Control Collectors'.
I think that this is a very important item to stress because we sometimes can forget that some people run the entire map a second time, armed with controls on their arms or in their bags. BOC results always make sure that due recognition is given to all those who assisted in the organising and running of the event.
I would just like to take this opportunity to thank all those involved in the running of the club and orienteering in Ireland in general, from any aspect.............controls in, controls out, mapping, registration, control card sorting, results, starts, finishes, manned controls (probably one of the hardest jobs anyone can do, though SI is now eliminating the numbers involved in this), planning, organising. I hope I didn't forget any position. Finally, I would just like to thank all the members who have attended events during the year and previous years who have kept the club going since it was first established. I am one of the members who has been in the club since it started and would like to thank Sean Cotter for keeping the club going. It must not be forgotten that we are the only club in the whole country that holds an event almost every weekend.
So thanks to everyone involved and happy orienteering!