Thanks for such a nice writeup so that we can once more live vicariously through you.
I can't imagine what it was like to be there, but watching from home was even pretty good.
I think it's time for a DVOA Jukola team: (in possible running order)
Vadim, Greg, Clem, Randy, (Hunter/Angelica/Florin), Wyatt, Sergei.
How about it?
You know, that is a crazy idea. I like it! Of course, we have to get the last two healthy. And at this point, I think Sergei is more likely. But anyway, I think I will pursue this...
Thanks also for the writeup, for us folks "back here."
I sure hope your hamstring is trending better.
Nice writeup ... thanks. I stayed awake till late night until I had a problem with results page. It was awesome.
More thanks! I love the long read with all the details.
Great write-up! I found it interesting that someone would yell out their control code and point, so that he could take a pack of runners with him rather than going it alone.
Shouting control codes is a typical Jukola feature. My major problem is that I don´t understand a word of it since it is traditionally done in Finnish. Our collective efforts to learn the CSU bib number (673*) in Finnish failed somewhere around three (yksi, kaksi, kolme...)
*) Kuussattaseitsemänkymmentekolme may have been the right answer?!
nice run dude and the rest of the team !!! certainly would love to do it some day...
Well, let's plan on doing it, then. That will give you extra incentive to protect those legs of yours!
Great report on an awesome jukola Boris, standing on the start line and looking across at the (i heard 30 000) people on the hill watching makes you realise that this is the king of orienteering races!
A great writeup! Wish I were there...
BTW, 673 is pronounced as kuusisataaseitsemänkymmentäkolme ;-)
bubo had it close, but not quite right. Obviously, it takes few more Jukolas to get it right...
I want to know why I am in the dark time of the night? I am not too good at Night-O the only advantage I have is a big lamp - big deal. Just like Clem I do like that idea of DVOA team @ Jukola, even it is a crazy and expensive proposition. May be we shell have a 2 day event @ DVOA as Jukola fundraiser and then have DVOA Jukola team trials, that would show how serious we are about this!
Thank you Boris for a nice write up, and I would bet you would not yell at the girl grabbing your famous posterior on the first leg of Jukola.
And that ("673 is pronounced as kuusisataaseitsemänkymmentäkolme") is why hardly anyone signs on to become a Finn. If your mother's milk isn't Finnish, then your chances of learning the language are close to nil. Just imagine you met a nice Venla girl and she told you her phone number. You'd know she said something that was good, but beyond that you wouldn't have a clue.
I just want to say one more thing, in an homage to the G, because it still makes me smile: Mjolk ar livet!
Fine, Greg, you can trade with Wyatt and run 6th. :)
I´m sorry I can´t put down those numbers myself - I have to apologize to the team for actually taking a short nap in the morning sun (5-10 min´s?) not fulfilling my duties. I missed the last change-over and woke up when Mikkel poked me and wanted to hand back his Emit card...
I think DVOA team @ Jukola is a very great idea to celebrate club's birthday. Next year DVOA will be 40 years old. Sounds attractive!
Fantastic result for CSU. The bar has been raised for North American clubs....but can any club beat it besides CSU?
GHO could but it would need all the guns out in Finland
What amazed me was that from the time the team was put together sometime this winter, it was the same seven of us at the finish. No one got hurt, no one backed out, everyone got there when they were supposed to, and then everyone ran well -- not perfect, but well, as a team we probably had a course with about 175 controls, and the biggest mistake was 2 minutes. Furthermore, it was the best team we could put together, the first 7 asked all said yes.
DVOA and GHO might do better, though there is a big jump from thinking to actually doing. But as the saying goes: nothing ventured, nothing gained.
>though there is a big jump from thinking to actually doing.
You are absolutely right and I hope that because CSU HAS DONE IT (and done it very well) that others will also try and enjoy. It is important for North American clubs to develop athletes and having a team/club goal like Jukola is a great way to do it. We are too WOC focussed in North America. There are other very big and important races North Americans should be doing (including our own COC, USOC and NAOC events) and Jukola is certainly one of them.
Oh well, it should be easier next year if the bib-numbers are handed out based on previous result: 204 = kaksisataaneljä.
PG>> DVOA and GHO might do better...
...and CSU as well!!
It sure was a very good team effort - but logically there are still things that can be done better than in the very first try.
The 200 mark is definitely within reach and with a 5-minute improvement on each leg you´d have been 136th this year!
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