October 14, 2017 – 8AM Mass Start for 12 and 6-hour versions.
The tale of the Peninsula Python has been told since the summer of 1944, when some residents reported finding strange tracks on their property. Others said they saw the creature, a huge snake estimated to be about 15 to 18 feet long, that was rumored to have escaped from a traveling circus. Continue reading “2017 Python Adventure Race”
With rain in the forecast, but no clouds in sight in the early morning, we prepared fun, but challenging courses on the Kenston Campus and surrounding woods.
All courses included a mix of both traditional “in the woods” orienteering, with sprint elements on the open campus.
Andreas Johansson (Event Director, Course Designer, Setter) started around 9AM to set controls and to get things ready. And then the rain started! Continue reading “RESULTS | Kenston Sprint + Woods Mix, Sunday May 21, 2017”
Join us for the third time at the beautiful Kenston Campus to run (or walk) classic+sprint courses. The Kenston Campus features a gently sloping terrain, and a nice mix of woods, open campus, grass covered areas, landscaped features, and a full array of buildings, a sports stadium, baseball fields, and more. You get to see all of it on any of the courses. Continue reading “Classic / Sprint Mix @ Kenston Campus & Woods | Sunday May 21, 12:00P – 1:30P”
NEOOC Club Members Ivan Redinger and Andreas Johansson helped organize an orienteering event for Boy Scouts during a weekend event at Camp Tuscazoar. Andreas designed a WHITE (beginner) course around the camp (see below), and Ivan ran logistics handling troop registration, etc. Continue reading “Results | Boy Scout Orienteering | Camp Tuscazoar May 7, 2017”
Five club members from NEOOC travelled to Indianapolis and surrounding areas to represent at the Flying Pig XXI, hosted by OCIN (Orienteering Cincinnati) on the weekend of April 7-9, 2017. Bob Boltz, Fred Mailey, KJ Rufener, Todd Pownell, and Andreas Johansson ran various distances and events throughout the weekend, and took home a few medals. Continue reading “Flying Pig XXI 2017 – NEOOC Club Member Results”
Join Stark Parks and the Northeastern Ohio Orienteering Club this Mother’s Day to explore Sippo Lake Park through the sport of Orienteering.
Orienteering can be a unique family adventure to explore park locations. Courses are designed for beginner, intermediate, and advanced orienteers using a map to locate flagged locations throughout the park, like a scavenger hunt.
Use of your own compass is encouraged, however limited loaner compasses are available at registration. For safety reasons, all participants must have a whistle. Bring one with you or one will be provided to you at the event. Continue reading “Classic Orienteering @ Sippo Lake | Sunday May 14, 12:30P – 2:00P”
We’re waiting for the official writeup from Event Director KJ, but wanted to post the scores as quickly as we could. A beautiful day, with sun and temps in the high 50s, and perhaps a bit wet on the ground from rains earlier in the week. Continue reading “Results | Pine Hollow Short XC | April 2, 2017”
Join the Orienteering for Beginners event to learn about the sport of orienteering, how to work the map and compass, and ultimately, how to be successful on a beginner course. We’ll have plenty of instructors, and activities for you to try your skill at finding controls, use a few orienteering techniques, and venture out on a short, but easy course to build your skill.
Continue reading “Orienteering for Beginners | Sippo Lake | Sunday April 9, 12:30P”
Join us for short and intermediate courses in the Kendall Lake area. We start at Pine Hollow, off of Quick Road for a new start / finish location. Bring your running shoes (with cleats, perhaps!), and get ready to stretch those legs!
The Kendall Lake area features rolling hills, with plenty of vistas, up and downs, and is a great place for orienteering. Fred Mailey is designing a few different courses, and you’ll be able to run one of all – your choice. Most of them will be quick, and will let you sample various levels of technical orienteering, along with our usual beginner to advanced levels. However, most of the courses will be shorter than normal, so a good time to explore as much as you want.
Date & Time & Event Fee
- Sunday April 2, 2017
- Registration starts at 11:30 AM.
- First start at 12 PM Noon. Last start at 1 PM.
- Standard fee – Members: $5.00 Nonmembers: $10.00 (cash only at the event, please!)
Our club charges a nominal fee for events. The fees mainly cover the cost of printing the maps and the upkeep of the club’s supplies, and for developing new maps. Special events may have additional fees. Fees listed are for a single person orienteering alone or a group orienteering together using a single map. Additional maps can be purchased from the registrar for $3, if sufficient supply is available.
Pine Hollow Trailhead
5465 Quick Rd, Peninsula, OH 44264
- Event Director – KJ Rufener
- Course Design – Fred Mailey
- Registration – Bob Turanchik
- Greeter – Marcia Mauter
- Control Setter – Howard Montgomery (we could always use help picking up, too!)
Short & Intermediate Courses Available – come stretch your legs!
There will be courses from WHITE (beginner & short) to RED (advanced & long) and a few in between. Fred, the course designer, has designed courses for this event that are a little shorter in general, and many club members plan on running more than one. Why not work your way up?
Angus was an incorporating member of NEOOC and helped draft the club’s very first
map, which was at Hell Hollow in the Lake Metroparks. Angus was an officer and
volunteer for many years before moving to continue his work in aerospace
engineering. He was felled by a stroke on February 13th and succumbed several weeks
later. He is survived by his wife, Xing Liang, daughter Beini, sons Rick and Donald.
The above photo is from Bob Boltz, and he writes:
The photo is “of Angus preparing to haul a load of ice cream to the beaver pond east
of Kendall Lake. Angus got the idea when he noticed that the control code was ‘DQ.’
He always had tremendous energy and wisdom. Every event was better when Angus