Race Results / Kenston XC / Campus Sprint / Saturday 20 August

Recap

Thank you to Andreas Johansson for once again inviting orienteering to the Kenston Schools campus and for pushing through his post-Lyme disease malaise to design, set and act as co-event director for the day.  We’d like to thank the other volunteers, Karen Steckner (starter/control collector), Guy Russ (registration/control collector), Fred Mailey (control collection), Bob Boltz (control collection), Sanae Rogers (control collection).  As always, we cannot conduct any events without volunteers like you.  So thank you.

The day was a warm, late summer day –at times cloudless and a bit humid but with something of a regular breeze, as demonstrated by the wind turbine that hummed steadily overheard.  The “track,” as Mark Stypczynski would say, was a bit moist in spots in the woods –a testament to the recent spate of rain that also served to green everything.  In these formidable conditions, four courses were offered: a Scout designed and set White Course; an Orange, Green and a Red course.  With the exception of the White course, each course borrowed liberally from common controls.  And, because of the confined area, courses also contained multiple crisscrosses –a feature that can contribute to the fun as participants can encounter each other racing to controls from all different directions, affording numerous ‘Hi’s and Bye’s.’ as orienteers skirt past.  And to keep participants guessing, even in tight quarters between controls, the general positioning of flags was low.  So you could occasionally be very near a control and not see it until you saw distinctly the land feature intended.  All in all, very well done.  We just wish more folks had come out to enjoy it.  But don’t worry… we’ll be back on the Kenston campus.  I can feel it.

Finally, there was one ‘Oops’ in the course setting –the boulder feature at #35.  Some got it and some didn’t.  But it was decided everyone should be credited with the control for giving it the old college try.

See you soon in the woods!

Co-event Director, Howard Montgomery

Results

White course

  1 Johansson Family               17 minutes
  1 Guy Russ                       17 minutes
  3 Karen Steckner                 <20 minutes

ePunch Results
RED Course: 26 controls 5.2 km
  1 Randy Mitchell             NEO 56:03
  2 Steve Johnson                  70:46
  3 Bob Boltz                      70:50
  4 Gil Even                       81:05
  5 Steve Hughes                   91:10
  6 Fred Mailey                NEO 103:53
  7 Richard Davies                 122:25
  8 Neil Dolinger                  128:48

GREEN Course: 20 controls 4 km
  1 Andreas Johansson              40:20
  2 KJ Rufener                     84:32
  3 Sanae Rogers                   105:07

ORANGE Course: 13 controls 2.3 km
    Frank Mahne                    DNF    (missed 2nd Control - Control 52)

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Race Results / North Chagrin SCORE / Morning / Sunday August 14, 2016

Recap

Under threatening skies and with the temperature in the high 70’s and humidity in the high 80’, the inaugural morning score event was held at North Chagrin Reservation. Sanae Rogers, with assistance from Howard Montgomery, designed and set a challenging intermediate score course and an advanced score course. While no one cleared either course in 90 minutes, a good time was had by all.

Thanks to all of our volunteers: Tam Delorme (first time volunteer), who acted as greeter, registrar, starter, and control collector, and our crew of control collectors: Todd Pownell, Bob Turanchik (who just could not get enough time in the woods-Bob did the advanced course, went out for a half hour on the intermediate course, and collected controls),  and Steve Johnson.

Results

White Course (2km, 10 controls)

Giovanna Orlando           26:48

Intermediate Score (280 points, 15 controls)

Blakemore-Heffernan        210 points
Perry & Perry              160
Mahne & Mahne              140
Perrenoud                  110
Turanchik                  100
Marjenin                    70

Advanced Score (780 points, 27 controls)

Mitchell                   650 points
Pownell                    580
Turanchik                  500
Johnson                    420
Freeman                    300
Redinger                   290
Redmond                    160
Gerdes                      60

Submitted by Mark Stypczynski, Event Director

RouteGadget

RouteGadget for Intermediate Score

RouteGadget for Advanced Score

Note that for a Score course, no participant names or split times are available within the RouteGadget website.  This is currently a limitation of the RouteGadget program relative to Score type courses.  However, your GPS/GPX file can still be download or your course can be drawn manually starting from the Start and ending at the Finish.  You must enter you name manually when prompted.  GPS/GPX courses can be adjusted by dragging the blue dots.  Blue dots may be added/deleted with a right click on your track.  Save if you are happy, back arrow to try again. Send us your GPX file if you are having trouble.

North Chagrin SCORE / Morning / Sunday August 14, 9AM – 1PM

ABOUT

Score Event – find as many controls as possible in a given time limit.

REGISTRATION

Registration at 9:30 AM
Mass Start at 10 AM – – – later starts until 11 AM
We need folks to take the flags down at 12:30.

LOCATION

STAFF

  • Event Director: Mark Stypczynski
  • Course Designer: Sanae Rogers & Howard Montgomery
  • Registrar: Kevin Peterca
  • Starter: ?
  • Timer: ?
  • Greeter: ?

Check the Volunteer Page to see how you can be of help!

Kenston XC / Campus Sprint / Saturday 20 August at 10 AM

Campus / Mixed Woods courses, featuring white, yellow, orange, green, red.

ABOUT

Come run a quick campus, with interesting features including buildings, open paved areas, roads, wooded areas, and water features. Practice those map reading skills by selecting the best route in a limited area. Multiple options for most legs on Orange and above. White and Yellow courses for beginners, with instruction available. The area is very family friendly, with plenty of amenities, restrooms, and a playground for the kids.

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REGISTRATION & START

Registration starts at 10AM, with starts shortly after. Last start at 11:30AM – no exceptions.The course will feature the e-Punch system for Yellow, Orange, Green, and Red, with manual punching for the White course.

LOCATION

Kenston Local Schools
@ Timmons Elementary School
9595 E Washington St
Chagrin Falls Township, OH 44023

STAFF

  • Event Director – Howard Montgomery
  • Course Design & Setter – Andreas Johansson
  • Registrar – Guy Russ
  • Starter – Karen Steckner
  • e-Punch Guru – Fred Mailey