Race Results / Quail Hollow Night-O / October 22

Recap

Submitted by Fred Mailey and Richard Davies.

It was a great night for Orienteering.  Clear sky, some stars, no rain.  And a little chill in the air.

The cross country style courses, designed by John Rasinski, provided challenges for all levels.  Green, Orange, Yellow, and White courses were enjoyed by all.  Our start and finish were at the gazebo, just east of the nature center:

gazebo

Photo courtesy of Bob Boltz.

Another great job by our volunteers:

  • Course Designer: John Rasinski
  • Control Setters: John and Randy Mitchell
  • Registrar: Karen Birt
  • Starter : Tam Delorme
  • Greeter and setup: Phill Wadsworth
  • Control Collectors: Bob Boltz, Richard Davies
  • Event Director: Richard Davies

Hopefully, we did not miss anyone.  If we did, let us know.

Results

White Course: 10 controls 1 km
  1 Team AM-A                      19:58

Yellow Course: 7 controls 2.2 km
  1 Team Biltz                     62:48
  2 Team Willis                    63:11

Orange Course: 12 controls 3.3 km
  1 Price                          64:57
  2 Team Mario                     107:14
  3 Johnson Witalis                108:28
  4 Team Rogers                    111:00
  5 Rich Perrenoud                 118:34
    Team Monstrocity               DNF   (86:56, punched controls 50 & 42 out of order)
    Team Freeman                   DNF   (punched 1st 7 controls)
    Mr Knapp                       DNF   (punched 1st 5 controls)
    Shannon                        DNF   (missed 2nd control 48 ...)
    Rogue Two                      DNF   (missed 2nd control 48 ...)

Green Course: 13 controls 5 km
  1 Andreas Johansson              77:08
  2 Bob Boltz                      81:41
  3 Yaki Barak  (WPOC)             100:53
    Team Muffet                    DNF   (punched 1st 5 controls)
    Phill Wadsworth                DNF

PICTURES

See some (rather dark) pictures from the start / finish area (via Andreas) here: https://goo.gl/photos/1HBoHZLB2PbHYzxW9

Resources

Simple Splits

Route Gadget & Splits

Race Results / Python Adventure Race 2016 / CVNP – Manatoc / Saturday, October 8th

RECAP

Reported by Bob Boltz, NEOOC Map Coordinator and Python Lead Planner

Searching for the Python – 2016

Cool temps and some sun made for perfect conditions for the first Python Adventure Race/Rogaine/Mega-Score Event.

After breakfast, maps were handed out at about 7 AM. Thirty-one 12 hour and twenty 6 hour teams studied their maps to develop a strategy to maximize points given the constraints of time, distance and topography. Teams were given instructions and at 8 AM a horn signaled the start of the adventure.

Because rain had threatened through the night, I had saved one control for Saturday morning. It was a five foot long life-like fish pillow that I gave the clue sheet description, “Something Fishy Here.” I drove to the side of the road near the location and quickly hauled the fish through the woods to the control location. After hanging the fish and the flag, I had the idea of taking pictures of folks as they encountered the checkpoint. I ran to the car, got my camera and ran back. Before I could get there I spied Todd Pownell speeding away from the control. Within the next twenty minutes, eight more teams visited the fish.

olivia-and-the-fish

When things slowed down, I returned to Python headquarters to find the volunteers starting to greet the first of twenty-four 3 hour teams that would search for a subset of The Python venue covered 5 of our existing maps: Boston Run, Ritchie Ledges, Kendall Lake, Boy Scout Camps and Oak Hill.

Numerous areas that connect the maps were added. These include the area either side of the Cuyahoga, Horseshoe Pond and the Pine Lane area both north and south of Rt. 303. The 1:12,500 map was divided into three overlapping 11X17 sheets with clues printed at the bottom of each sheet. Waterproof paper was used. A small map was included that depicted the corn maze at Szalay’s Farm Market where one of the 69 flags was located.

One experienced orienteer confessed to spending an hour navigating the corn maze!

All fifty-one of the 6 and 12 hour teams were back in time so no penalties were imposed. Many had only minutes to spare! All told, there were over 110 participants from 10 states! Some reported routes that covered well over 30 miles. Robert Minto and Eric Olsen, both running solo, found all the controls in less than 12 hours.

We received many verbal and Facebook thanks for an event well done. The only disappointments were a lack of a group photo before the mass start and two water controls that ran dry before the end of the event. I am deeply sorry for the pain that caused. I was just lazy and only put four gallons of water at each of the water stops. If we do this again we will know better.

python-trophy

One potential blunder was avoided a week before the event. At the point where the map was ready to print, I awoke in the middle of the night realizing that although I had successfully stitched together all the existing maps, I had forgot to rotate the map 8.2 degrees clockwise to compensate for magnetic declination. This caused more than an extra day of computer work to correct the problem. Ouch!

This event could not have happened without a fine group of volunteers.

  • Control Setters: Mark Stypczynski, Steve Hughes, Fred Mailey, Steve Hendrix, Bob Boltz
  • Event Director Because No One Else Volunteered: Randy Mitchell
  • Campmaster & Chef: Chris Bergdorf
  • Camp Liason: Ivan Redinger
  • Python Headquarters Staff: Karen Birt, Gary& Rebekah Burden, Kathy Jo Rufener, Hazel Barton & Sanae Rogers (a special thanks to Sanae for seeing that everything was OK with the cabins at checkout Sunday morning. That included mopping out the shower house!)
  • Control Collectors: Randy Mitchell, Andreas Johansson, Ken Lohiser, Chris Powers, Sanae Rogers, Howard Montgomery, Bob Boltz
  • Course Designer and Mapper: Bob Boltz
  • Honorary Photographer on loan from the Western PA Raccoongaine: Alexis “Sherpes” Rasinski (see his photos here!)

IF ANY 6 or 12 HOUR PARTICIPANTS DIDN’T GET THE PYTHON SOUVENIR SHOWN ABOVE, LET US KNOW.

RESULTS

2016 Python 12 Hour overall ranking

Place  Name Time in Score Class State
1 Robert Minto 7:42 2190 Master’s Men IN solo
2 Eric Olsen 7:47 2190 Master’s Men IL solo
3 Todd Pownell 7:23 2100 Master’s Men OH solo
4 Running with Samson 7:33 2100 Master’s Mixed . team
5 Stephen Tarry 7:55 2050 Veteran Men NH solo
6 Raccoongainer (Alexis) 7:33 2040 Master’s Men PA solo
7 Sparkles and Jerkface 7:51 2030 Elite Mixed NY team
8 Phast Generation 7:47 2020 Veteran men VT team
9 Steve Johnson 7:42 1860 Veteran men OH solo
10 Thunder Road 7:47 1850 Master’s Mixed OH team
11 Nightcrawlers 7:57 1680 Veteran Mixed NY team
12 Bee-Ringer 7:36 1640 Master’s Mixed PA team
13 Campbell Rabbits 7:51 1630 Master’s Women VA team
14 B & O trekkers 7:44 1550 Veteran Men MD/OH team
15 The Donner Party 7:48 1490 Elite Men OH team
16 Phillip Wadsworth 7:55 1490 Veteran Men OH solo
17 The Wandering Rocks 6:22 1440  Master’s Men NY team
18 Yaki Barak 7:50 1400 Master’s Men PA solo
19 Bob Turanchik 7:43 1390 Master’s men OH solo
20 Feral Children 7:50 1210 Master’s Men NY/OH team
21 Kathy Jo Rufner 7:28 1200 Master’s Women OH solo
22 Klemo 7:42 1200 Master’s Mixed . team
23 Salamander 4:01 1100 Master’s Men OH team
24 John Rogers 7:03 1090 Master’s Men OH solo
25 Swamp Things 7:44 1080 Elite Men OH team
26 Aaron Combs 7:22 1030 Elite Men OH team
27 Gordon Huang 8:00 890 Elite Men PA solo
28 Damselfly 7:25 780 Master’s Mixed OH team
29 Backtrackers 7:25 780 Veteran Women NY team
30 Jay Williams 7:25 680 Veteran Men OH solo
31 Richard Davies 7:42 680 Veteran Men OH solo

 

2016 Python 12 Hour by category

Place  Name Time in Score  Class State
1 The Donner Party 7:48 1490 Elite Men OH team
2 Swamp Things 7:44 1080 Elite Men OH team
3 Aaron Combs 7:22 1030 Elite Men OH team
4 Gordon Huang 8:00 890 Elite Men PA solo
1 Sparkles and Jerkface 7:51 2030 Elite Mixed NY team
1 Robert Minto 7:42 2190 Master’s Men IN solo
2 Eric Olsen 7:47 2190 Master’s Men IL solo
3 Todd Pownell 7:23 2100 Master’s Men OH solo
4 Raccoongainer (Alexis) 7:33 2040 Master’s Men PA solo
5 The Wandering Rocks 6:22 1440 Master’s Men NY team
6 Yaki Barak 7:50 1400 Master’s Men PA solo
7 Bob Turanchik 7:43 1390 Master’s men OH solo
8 Feral Children 7:50 1210 Master’s Men NY/OH team
9 Salamander 4:01 1100 Master’s Men OH team
10 John Rogers 7:03 1090 Master’s Men OH solo
1 Running with Samson 7:33 2100 Master’s Mixed . team
2 Thunder Road 7:47 1850 Master’s Mixed OH team
3 Bee-Ringer 7:36 1640 Master’s Mixed PA team
4 Klemo 7:42 1200 Master’s Mixed . team
5 Damselfly 7:25 780 Master’s Mixed OH team
1 Campbell Rabbits 7:51 1630 Master’s Women VA team
2 Kathy Jo Rufner 7:28 1200 Master’s Women OH solo
1 Stephen Tarry 7:55 2050 Veteran Men NH solo
2 Phast Generation 7:47 2020 Veteran men VT team
3 Steve Johnson 7:42 1860 Veteran men OH solo
1 B & O trekkers 7:44 1550 Veteran Men MD/OH team
2 Phillip Wadsworth 7:55 1490 Veteran Men OH solo
3 Jay Williams 7:25 680 Veteran Men OH solo
4 Richard Davies 7:42 680 Veteran Men OH solo
1 Nightcrawlers 7:57 1680 Veteran Mixed NY team
1 Backtrackers 7:25 780 Veteran Women NY team

 

2016 Python 6 hour overall ranking

Place  Name Time in Score  Class State
1 Logan and Williams 1:55 1010 elite men MI
2 Mlalden Kolar 1:47 950 elite men IL
3 Brian Komoroski 1:31 940 elite men PA
4 Shimizu Shinichi 1:37 880 veteran men OH
5 the 75%ers 1:41 750 Master’s men OH
6 Mark Potter 1:54 740 Master’s men OH
7 Cold Zone 1:44 680 Master’s men OH
8 Fred Mailey 1:50 650 veteran men OH
9 Pics and Hicks 1:40 630 Master’s mixed OH
10 Campbell Lizards 1:55 630 Master’s men VA
11 Alex Giardini 1:30 620 Master’s men OH
12 Looney Tunes 1:03 560 Master’s mixed OH
13 A & L 1:36 500 Master’s mixed OH
14 Hazelton 1:43 480 elite men PA
15 Matthew Johnson 1:59 480 elite men OH
16 Old Men Walking 1:31 470 veteran mixed OH
17 OHPA 1:55 420 Master’s men OH
18 John Blakemore 12:46 350 veteran men OH
19 Sanae Rodgers 1:45 280 Master’s Women OH
20 Bustus 1:36 250 Master’s mixed OH

2016 Python 6 hour by category

Place  Name Time in Score  Class State
1 Logan and Williams 1:55 1010 elite men MI
2 Mlalden Kolar 1:47 950 elite men IL
3 Brian Komoroski 1:31 940 elite men PA
4 Hazelton 1:43 480 elite men PA
5 Matthew Johnson 1:59 480 elite men OH
1 the 75%ers 1:41 750 Master’s men OH
2 Mark Potter 1:54 740 Master’s men OH
3 Cold Zone 1:44 680 Master’s men OH
4 Campbell Lizards 1:55 630 Master’s men VA
5 Alex Giardini 1:30 620 Master’s men OH
6 OHPA 1:55 420 Master’s men OH
1 Pics and Hicks 1:40 630 Master’s mixed OH
2 Looney Tunes 1:03 560 Master’s mixed OH
3 A & L 1:36 500 Master’s mixed OH
4 Bustus 1:36 250 Master’s mixed OH
1 Sanae Rodgers 1:45 280 Master’s Women OH
1 Shimizu Shinichi 1:37 880 veteran men OH
2 Fred Mailey 1:50 650 veteran men OH
3 John Blakemore 12:46 350 veteran men OH
1 Old Men Walking 1:31 470 veteran mixed OH

2016 Python 3 hour overall ranking

 Name Time Score penalty Total
Tom Svobodny 3:39 800 390 410
Guy Russ 2:58 300 300
Jame Price 2:51 280 280
M-TRI 2:51 280 280
Matthew and Allison 3:00 250 250
Karen Birt 2:52 210 210
Team Mountain Toes 2:52 170 170
Burden 3:01 170 10 160
Vera Yudovina 3:05 210 50 160
Captain UK and Captain USA 2:56 160 160
Mathesin and Bradtke 2:58 150 150
Eric and Diane Schultz 2:38 130 130
Greg Marjenin 2:16 110 110
Mama Bears Amanda and Patti 2:59 100 100
Shannon and Query 2:55 100 100
David Steckner 2:05 80 80
John and Serena Naizer 1:44 80 80
Team Into The Woods 2:49 60 60
Time Feaser 0:48 40 40
Thomas Horvath 2:23 30 30
Troop 262 1:06 190 60 130
Tom Loya 2:46 170 170
Team The Newbies 3:03 90 30 60
Frank Mahne 3:33 280 330 -50

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Quail Hollow Night-O / October 22, 6 PM Registration

ABOUT

Join us for orienteering at night (dusk, at least!). Bring a headlamp, and be ready to maneuver through the woods as it gets darker in the evening.

Courses include WHITE, YELLOW, ORANGE, and GREEN.

REGISTRATION & FEES

Registration starts at 6 PM, with starts at dusk. Headlamp recommended.

  • NEOOC Members – $5
  • Non-Members – $10
  • Extra Maps – $3

STAFF

  • Course Designer – John Rasinski
  • Event Director – Rich Davies
  • Registrar – Karen Birt

LOCATION

WEATHER


SAMPLE MAP

1:10,000 / 3 meter contours

Quail Hollow Sample Map