Results | Classic Orienteering @ Brecksville | Sunday, August 20th

RECAP

Kathy Jo Rufener and Fred Mailey reporting:

Beautiful Weather for Orienteering

We had great weather and a solid turnout at the Brecksville Reservation Meadows Picnic area in the northern part of this wonderful Cleveland Metropark.  Classic cross country courses were available for all levels of skill.  White for beginners through Red for our advanced competitors.  A Brown course was included to give a shorter challenge to those not wanting all of the hills and distance of the advanced Green and Red courses.

This section of the park can be very tricky for navigation with many winding and looping trails.  Deep ravines make for critical route choices on all off trail excursions.  Streams continuously fold back on themselves and can make your head spin.

We had many college students getting their exercise before returning to schools that included MIT, Case Western, and several other fine local institutions.  Also we had visitors from the Boston area enjoying the orienteering challenges in Cleveland.

The Course Designer expresses his apologies for misidentifying control 52 as a spur instead of a re-entrant on the clue sheet.  (Note that if we can assembly the critical number of volunteers for an event’s basic operation, we can use additional people to vet the control positions and documents prior to the event.  Please volunteer and make our events better!)

Staffing (all volunteers)

  • Event Director: KJ Rufener
  • Course Designer: Fred Mailey
  • Course Setters: Fred Mailey and Howard Montgomery
  • Greeter (and all around helping): Greg Marjenin
  • Timer: Cindy Wadsworth
  • Starter: Phill Wadsworth
  • Control Pickup: Greg Marjenin, Jamey Price, KJ Rufener, Neil Dolinger, Fred Mailey

Results

White Course: 10 controls 1.8 km
   Name                         Controls   Time
 1 Li Smith                           10   27:26
 2 Gayle Burdick                      10   37:43
 3 Edward Torres                      10   52:12
   Aunna Herbst                        9   23:49
Yellow Course: 10 controls 3.6 km
   Name                         Controls   Time
 1 Anthony Roberts                    10   75:01
 2 Tim Burdick                        10   80:20
 3 Li Smith                           10   97:34
 4 Greg Dore                          10   105:46
 5 Christian Pascarellz               10   114:08
 6 Jeff-Alex Perry                    10   116:32
 7 Frank Mahne                        10   130:09
   Marcia Mauter                       9   163:50
   Chuck St.John                       6   118:07
   Dianne Bing                         6   135:34
   Aunna Herbst                        4   47:59
Orange Course: 12 controls 4.4 km
   Name                         Controls   Time
 1 Vera Yodivina                      12   118:07
   Kate Arbogast                       7   118:03
   Jeff Whitbeck                No Data available

Brown Course: 9 controls 3.1 km
   Name                         Controls   Time
 1 David Vesper                        9   58:36
 2 Neil Dolinger                       9   85:46
Green Course: 12 controls 4.4 km
   Name                         Controls   Time
 1 Phill Wadsworth                    12   97:08
 2 Jay Smink                          12   100:58
 3 Steve Hendrix                      12   118:44
 4 Kenneth Behrens                    12   120:33
   Zachary Bogorad                    11   89:09
Red Course: 13 controls 6 km
   Name                         Controls   Time
 1 Andreas Johansson                  13   74:22
 2 Randy Mitchell                     13   81:26
 3 Jamey Price                        13   86:24
   Ivan Redinger                      11   128:48
   Richard Davies                     10   206:27

Resources

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Simple Splits

Attackpoint Splits

Links coming soon.

 

Classic Orienteering @ Brecksville | Sunday August 20, 11:30A – 1P

ABOUT

Join us for orienteering in beautiful Brecksville Reservation for cross country courses. Registration and starts between 11:30 – 1PM.

LOCATION

Meadows Picnic Area Brecksville Reservation
https://goo.gl/maps/fj8jYkynKaN2

COURSES

Courses from beginner (easy & short) to advanced (longer and difficult), and a few in between are ready to go.

REGISTRATION & FEES

  • Registration starts at 11:30 AM.
  • $5 for members, $10 for non-members, $20 for membership. Cash only, please.

RESULTS | Canoe-O at Walborn Reservoir 2017

RECAP

Sanae Rogers, Event Director for the day, reports:

Who could’ve asked for a better day to have our annual Canoe-O?

The temperature was in comfortable low 80’s, partly cloudy (which gave us nice shade), no rain and no worries about incremental weather. Perfect weather for 2.5 hours of on the water and land.

We had a record breaking 64 participants with total of 37 solos/team (Hooray!) We are so happy to see this event is growing and seeing so many faces coming back each year.

This year’s course was designed by Steve Hendrix. Unlike last 2 years, there was no mystery controls hidden, which made for easier to plan routes for the orienteers.

As number of participants increased, the competition became tougher. The top 3 kayak soloists were able to bag all 30 controls, with Phillip Wadsworth and Mark Vernon (Rand Orienteering Club), doing it in 125 and 131 minutes respectively.

Stephen Johnson remained undefeated champ 3 years in a row, finishing in 104 minutes.

The top 3 Team kayaks were also able to collect all controls. Renee & Mike Whittenberger came in 3rd, behind Cynthia & Erik Usis, with Brad Lohiser & Jennifer Robinson winning the category. Although 10 points were lost as penalty, Jay Williams became the top canoeing soloist. In Canoeing teams, we saw Amy Frank-Hensley & Sean Hensley as repeated campions, who also collected them all.

Special thanks to Trevor Householder and Nick Pfeiffer from Stark County Parks. Without them, this event would have not been as successful and enjoyable as we did. They provided enough boats (they even stopped boat rental at the store until our event started), volunteered as registrar, patrolled with their boat during the event to make sure everybody was OK, and even collected controls at the end!

Hope all enjoyed and we will see you next year!

HEADS UP!

We have one lost compass. If you think it’s yours, please show up at next event (August 19th at Brecksville)

STAFF

  • Event Director (in training): Sanae Rogers
  • Jedi Master MACE WINDU : Howard Montgomery
  • Course Designer: Steve Hendrix
  • Registrar: Trevor Householder, Howard Montgomery
  • Boats Rental and Patrol: Nick Pfeiffer
  • Course Set-Up: Steve Hendrix land controls on south side, and Ivan Redinger and Andreas Johansson for the water controls and everything else north of the bridge.
  • Control Pickup: Trevor Householder, Nick Pfeiffer, Todd Pownell, Phil Wadsworth, Mark Vernon, Bob Boltz.

PHOTOS

See all the photos we have, in this Google Photos album. Photos by Andreas and Sanae. Took your own? Send them our way, and we’ll add them!

RESULTS

Canoe Single

Canoe Team

Kayak Single

Kayak Team

See the full spreadsheet here.

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RESULTS | Cross Country at Oak Hill on July 2nd, 2017

Mark Stypczynski, Event Director, reports from Oak Hill:

While temperatures were in the low to mid 80’s under a mostly sunny sky, a westerly breeze along with the mostly shaded courses designed by Andreas Johansson made for a delightful day of orienteering at the Oak Hill trailhead.

We were visited by Mark and Esther Vernon from South Africa, (from Rand Orienteering Club) who not only participated in the event, they stayed to collect controls, as well.

Also, December 29-January 3rd is the Big 5 O Week in South Africa, with five orienteering events, including two world ranking events. Sanae Rogers has the info and keep in mind that the event is in their summertime.

Learn more here on their Facebook site: https://www.facebook.com/RandOrienteeringClub/

It was also Mora Meluch‘s birthday, so her family treated her to a day in the woods. How better to celebrate? All tolled, we had 37 participants and 37 returned. I’m so happy when it works out that way!

VOLUNTEERS & STAFFING

A huge thanks to the following volunteers:

Andreas Johansson – course design and setting. We had nine courses, including the big star and little star (some patriotic flavor for the day) and two trail runs, in addition to the five standard colors. Also, Andreas provided our instruction to new participants for the day.

Karen Steckner – starter and control collector.

Todd Pownell, Andrew Meluch, and the previously mentioned Karen Steckner, Esther and Mark Vernon-control collectors.

RESULTS

WHITE (2.3 km, 6 controls)

Jerry and Jayden Vinson 86:47

YELLOW (3.5 km, 12 controls)

Katie Arbogast 49:41
 Tim & Troy Claypoole 69:42
 Frank Mahne 74:25
 Johansson Family 76:33
 Karen Steckner 76:34 (Yep, one second)
 Jeff Perry 85:19
 Chuck St. John/Fran Kern 104:45 (11 controls)

5K TRAIL RUN (10 controls)
 
Adam Petrovic/Amanda Nyx 58:05
 Greg Atwell 77:46
 
ORANGE (4.1 km, 15 controls)

Esther Vernon 61:48
 Elizabeth & Andrew Meluch 84:16
 Malcolm Meluch 97:08
 Sanae Rogers 99:16
 Mora Meluch (Happy B-day) 110:50
 Jeff Whitlock 116:21
 Tom & Jack Loya 132:12
 Michelle Rasteller & Amy Swank 210:14 (11 controls)

GREEN (4.6 km, 13 controls)

Dominic Conte 180:55 (13 controls)

RED (6.2 km, 16 controls)

Mark Vernon 100:34
 Todd Pownell 107:25
 Brian Linn/Tom Marten 129:39
 Jamey Price 137:59
 Ivan Redinger 215:57 (12 controls)
 Mark Colussi 171:49 (7 controls)

PHOTOS

Check out some photos from Andreas here, in a Google Photo folder: https://goo.gl/photos/bx2v918h3CNDkRGT7

Classic Orienteering + Trail-O 5K & 6.5K at Oak Hill | Sunday July 2, 11:30A-1PM

The Oak Hill area offers two distinct trails, the Oak Hill Trail, and the Plateau Trail.

Naturally, in orienteering, we aim to get off trail for some of the controls, but this event will also feature 2 courses that are all on-trail, especially designed to bridge the gap between trail runners and orienteering.

So why not come out, enjoy some trail running, and learn to orienteer at the same time?
Continue reading “Classic Orienteering + Trail-O 5K & 6.5K at Oak Hill | Sunday July 2, 11:30A-1PM”

RESULTS | Kenston Sprint + Woods Mix, Sunday May 21, 2017

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”