Occassional thoughts about orienteering

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Old history


I came across a binder of old maps and photos and took a look. Here are a few highlights.

This map is from a race in 1983 in Ontario. From the notes I wrote with the map, I was quite happy with the race, one of my best ever (at the time). I finished 3rd in M19-20, about 3 minutes behind Mike Waddington.

In 1984, I was in Sweden and ran Oringen. A highlight of that trip was when Andy Gagarin won his class.

This blurry snapshot shows Dave "Legs" Linthicum sprinting hard (if not fast). He's wearing the original Orienteer Kansas O' suit. The race was the Student World Champs in Jonkoping.

And it isn't old history, but I took a few snapshots on my run this afternoon, including three shots at the river trail/Mud Creek junction. I stitched them together with Autostitch.

posted by Michael | 9:29 PM


I have that exact same picture of Andy.
So do I! And the exact same picture of Linthicum.
ANd I have the same map (of course) which I have just scanned and emailed you.
original okansas suit?

where's the pink? i don't get it.

(at least i'm certain about KU's track and CC teams being hot pink and blue.)
The history of the OK suits is a long one. The first design was green-black-white, sketched out by Gene and I around 1983. The next design was pink and blue (should have been hot pink, but the company didn't do a good job of making them and they ended up regular pink). That might have been around 1989 or so. The next version was the blue-black-white (around 1995?).
At the time, the green-black-white color scheme was radical. I still like that combo. :-)
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