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:

Race Result / Boston Run Makeup July 25, 2015

On a spectacularly perfect Saturday morning, 25 participants took part in our first morning orienteering event. This was rescheduled from June 25th due to the deluge that took place at that time. Howard Montgomery created two score courses (a beginner and regular) that provided an interesting challenge for novice and experienced orienteers. Thanks go out to Howard, who also assisted in control collection and to Todd Pownell, who served as our registrar and instructor and was a control collector. Also, thanks to Randy Mitchell and Ivan Redinger, who served as control collectors. One of the highlights of the event occurred on the beginner course, where the Moms Don’t Run team edged out the Mierzvinski team by a minute and 22 seconds.

Read the full report here:

2015.6 Boston Run Makeup 7-25-15 119

Race Result / Oak Hill Twilight-O June 19, 2015

OK, so the format was screwed up and there was mud pretty much everywhere. You can’t say you didn’t have a good time. We started with 28 participants on the course by 6:30 and 28 participants returned by 8:30, which is a good thing. Thank you to Richard for running the registration table and to Holly Wilgus and Andreas Johansson for handling the starting/timing/ map duties.

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Race Result / Falls Quest June 7, 2015

A big thank you to Neil Dollinger, Randy Mitchell, Michaele MacGeorge, Fran Kern and Phil Nelson for helping with set up, registration, awards and cleanup. The Natatorium also deserves our appreciation for providing us a room at no charge. There were a good number of participants in the free family version exploring the center of town. A number said they had never seen some of the locations visited.

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Race Result / Quail Hollow May 16, 2015

As always, a thank you to the volunteers. Without our all volunteer crews no orienteering events would happen in Northeast Ohio. A special thank you to Richard Davies, who as a first time course designer and setter, did a fantastic job of providing a challenging and entertaining set of courses on a day that proved perfect for orienteering. Though rained threatened, it never materialized to dampen any one’s “spirit.” Another thank you to Naturalist Connie Michaels, who each year that we have been at Quail Hollow has been a friend of orienteering. Connie oversees the Nature Center that we utilize as our base of operations.

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Race Result / Ledges Shelter Cross Country April 19, 2015

Hats off to pinch hit course designer, Randy Mitchell, he laid out a course that contained the intrigue of the ledges’ cliffs and boulders but used the subtle terrain to the east to create a counter point that caught some experienced orienteers off guard. After boisterous, in-your-face features of the ledges, orienteers were over-running the ripple-like contours that made up a gentle saddle or shallow reentrant or one of several seasonal streams. That is what orienteering is all about –map reading and the challenge of keeping in contact with your map. Ya’ should have been there to run it.

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Race Result / Manatoc Short Course March 21, 2015

An awesome job was done by Course Designer Steve Hendrix to create a perfect quick kickoff to the 2015 season. Since we never know what the weather might bring to mid-March, and we’re all a little paunchy from being stuck inside more than we wanted to, the idea was to construct 3 short courses with limited navigational dilemma, which would keep participants moving and warm, and that could be run consecutively. All in the name of helping us shake the rust off. Steve executed this immaculately. (This early season format was so successful; we will certainly be using it again.)

See the entire report here:

2014 Schedule & Results Archive

Event Date Event Name Event Location Event Type Results
March 29 Octagon Virginia Kendall Cross Country 2014_99
April 12 Main Shelter South Chagrin OFB
April 13 Main Shelter South Chagrin Cross Country 2014_101
May 10 Quail Hollow Quail Hollow Score 2014_102
May 17 Oakgrove Brecksville Cross Country 2014_103
June 1 CF Natatorium Cuyahoga Falls Urban Foot & Bike 2014_104
June 20 Menagerie Boston Run Short Courses 2014_105
July 13 Walborn Reservoir Walborn Reservoir Canoe O 2014_106
August 16 Member Event Hinckley Score 2014_107
September 14 Oak Hill Oak Hill Cross Country 2014_108
September 27 Scout O Camp Manatoc/ Butler Scouts & Public
September 28 Scout O Camp Manatoc/ Butler Scouts & Public 2014_110
October 18 Night O Kendall Lake Night O 2014_111
November 1 Night O Quail Hollow Night O 2014_112