Kendall Lake September 5 – Classic O / The Python Goat

Fun format on a brand new map of the Kendall Lake area.

About the Python

Boulder Bob has created a new Kendall map starting with new contour lines and aerial photos. After that, more than 250 hours have gone into field checking of every nook and cranny of this wonderful section of the CVNP.

Bob wanted to be the first to design courses for this map so that participants could explore areas that have seen little use over the years. All of the old rootstocks have rotted away. Huge new ones have appeared! Streams have changed their course. Would you believe there are 154 boulders and 84 giant rootstocks?

Now for the fun part! To commemorate the 1944 story of the escaped python from a circus in Peninsula, this event will be called the Python Goat. A Goat features a mass start and a pre-printed map. Right before the start whistle, the event director will announce how many controls you are allowed to skip. You can’t skip consecutive controls.

Normally, following is against the rules of orienteering, but for a Goat, following is not only allowed, but actually encouraged. However, if the person you are following somehow disappears, you might find yourself with a big bowl of LOST if you don’t keep track of where you are on the map. Route choice and which controls you decide to skip play a big role in how long it takes to finish.

Course Information

In addition to the customary White Course, you will have the choice of three Goat groups: Pigmy Goat 4 km, Nanny Goat 6km and the Python Goat 10 km. We will keep the groups separate at the mass start, so you can see who you are running with.

Registration & Event Location

Registration at 9. White course opens at 9:30 AM. Mass Goat start at 10 AM sharp. If you get there late, you can still do one of the courses as long as you finish by 2 PM. Or, volunteer to go out and help with control collection.

Director – Matt Muffett
Designer – Bob Boltz
Registrar – Phil Wadsworth.
Starter – Andreas Johansson

There are Goat loving folks coming in from SW Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Canada for this event. Join the fun!

Start Time: 9 AM

Format: Cross Country / Python Goat / Classic Orienteering

Standard fee: Members: $5.00 Nonmembers: $10.00

Location: Kendall Lake Park, Peninsula OH

Satellite photo of where to park, and meet.

Kendal Lake Photo

Questions?

If you have a question about the Kendall event, please use the following address: maps4fun@att.net

Kendall Lake August 29, 2015 – Orienteering for Beginners

Join us for Orienteering for Beginners at Kendall Lake in beautiful Cuyahoga Valley National Park. We’ll have instructional sessions as well as plenty of beginner courses to build your skill with the map and compass. The event is open to the public, and all are welcome.

Start Time: Noon / 12 PM

Location: Kendall Lake Park, Peninsula OH, by the main shelter building. Check for signs, activity.

Standard fee – Members: $5.00 Nonmembers: $10.00
Orienteering for Beginners – $15.00

Note: Each orienteer is required to have a whistle with them for safety reasons.
Bring one with you, or purchase one at the event for $1.

Race Result / Hinckley Score & Club Picnic August 8, 2015

One of the odd realities of orienteering is that no matter how good someone may be on the course, it can still be hard to find the event venue! Hinckley Ledges Lake seems to consistently have this effect on our members, but fortunately a large contingent of NEOOC ‘buzzards’ successfully found their way to this special event. We heard great reports from them about the orienteering and the course for this beautiful summer day. Conditions were very dry, and the vegetation thick.

Here are the full race results: