Boston Run XC / Intermediate Friendly / April 30, 11:30AM – 1PM

ABOUT

Join us for a classic cross-country event in gorgeous Cuyahoga Valley. Plenty of ups and downs await in Boston Run, and this event is particularly friendly to the intermediate runner. What does that mean? If you’ve been wanting to try out a GREEN or RED course, here’s your opportunity. Not too long, and not too challenging – just right!

LOCATION

Boston Run Trailhead, Peninsula (across from Happy Days Visitor’s Center) Meet in parking lot.

REGISTRATION, FEES & START TIMES

  • Registration by 11:30AM, with last starts at 1PM!
  • Members – $5 ($3 for extra maps)
  • Non-Members – $10 ($3 for extra maps)
  • NEOOC Annual Individual Membership – $15

STAFF

  • Event Directors: Lois Wiesbrook & Randy Mitchell
  • Course Designer: Howard Montgomery
  • Registrar: Colleen Sabeh
  • Starter: Todd Pownell
  • Timer: Mike Sabeh
  • Greeter: Holly Wilgus

Race Results / Brecksville Metropark XC / 10 APR 2016

Recap

Mark Stypczynski, Event Director, reports:

Well, I promised mud enough for all. In a sense that happened. I did not count on snow, though. That, along with temperatures in the 30’s with a steady wind, made for a memorable day of orienteering at Brecksville for the 47 individuals who participated in this event.

A big thank you to Fred Mailey, who designed and set the courses and stayed throughout the day to provide additional manpower when we needed it. Fred set courses Friday and on Saturday morning and I heard nothing but good about them. Thank you also to Marcia Mauter (greeter), Kathy Jo Rufener (registrar), Dr. John Blakemore (starter), Therese Lemmon (timer), and to the control collectors-Howard Montgomery, Kathy Jo Rufener, Dr. John Blakemore, and Bob Turanchik (a new member!). Thanks also to BSA Troop 610 for their fire starting skills. The fire made the day a bit more comfortable for the volunteers and was appreciated.

Results

White

BSA Troop 610 Craig Miller Group.     49 minutes
BSA Troop 610 Alex Dionisos Group.    57 minutes
BSA Troop 610 Aidan Balina Group.     59 minutes
Larger Group.                         61 minutes
Tomlinson.                            62 minutes

Yellow Course: 10 controls 3 km
  1 Johnson & Witalis & Lintz      114:18
  2 Dysle and Dobson               118:24
    Wes and Frank Mahne            DNF
    Karen Steckner                 DNF    (did not punch 35)

Orange Course: 14 controls 4.2 km
  1 Hazeltons                      123:21 (splits not available)
  2 Whites                         129:47

Brown Course: 9 controls 3.3 km
  1 Tim Feaser                     76:42
  2 Rich Perrenoud                 106:46
  3 Tom and Jack Loya              124:58

Green Course: 12 controls 4 km
  1 Todd Pownell                   44:41
  2 Phil Wadsworth                 60:53
  3 Freeman                        64:59
  4 Andreas Johansson              68:55
  5 Jeff and Alex Perry            114:11
    J Smink                        DNF    (missed 48)

Red Course: 13 controls 5.1 km
  1 Todd Pownell                   57:08
  2 Randy Mitchell             NEO 62:50
  3 Steve Johnson                  75:30
  4 Bob Turanchik                  87:25
  5 Bagocius                       118:43
  6 Even and Strobel               119:24
    Horrigan Group                 DNF

RouteGadget & Splits

Orienteering for Beginners @ North Chagrin / Sunday April 17, 11:30AM – 1PM

ABOUT

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.

If you’re looking for a new adventure, a lifetime sport that will take you, literally, off the beaten path, constantly challenge you, and let you discover new things about yourself and what you can do, orienteering may be the sport for you.

Orienteering is often called the thinking sport because it involves map reading and decision-making in addition to a great workout. It’s a sport that everyone can enjoy, regardless of age or experience. The competitive athlete can experience the exhilaration of running through the woods at top speed, while the non-competitive orienteer can enjoy the forest at a more leisurely pace. Most events provide courses for all levels, from beginner to advanced, and the sport has been adapted for small children and people in wheelchairs.

If you love maps, exploring, and the great outdoors, try orienteering. You’ll be hooked for life!

LOCATION

Strawberry Picnic Area on Buttermilk Falls Pkwy

REGISTRATION, FEES & START TIMES

  • Registration starts at 11:30AM.
  • General Fee – $15 ($3 for extra maps)
  • Boy & Girl Scouts – $5 ($3 for extra maps)
  • NEOOC Annual Individual Membership – $15
  • Basic Instruction – FREE!

STAFF

  • Event Director: Howard Montgomery
  • Course Designer: Howard Montgomery
  • Setter: Andreas Johansson
  • Registrar: Jeff Perry
  • Instructors: Howard Montgomery, Andreas Johansson
  • Starter: N/A
  • Timer: N/A
  • Greeter: N/A

Race Result / Manatoc Short Courses + Score / 19 MAR 2016

Recap

A bit chilly, with temps in the 40s, didn’t seem to stop any of the participants on Saturday’s event at Manatoc Scout Reservation. At 11:10AM, at least 25 scouts were ready and waiting to go out seeking controls, and had to be diverted for a few minutes while we got all the paperwork in order, and finished setting up the registrar’s table and e-Punch timing system.

We offered three short courses – LIONS (1.5km), TIGERS (1.2km), and BEARS (1.9km). We also had a 90-minute score course comprised of all the controls for a total of 635 points, to help scouts with their badge requirements, although many others chose to run the score map as well.

Most runners and teams of orienteers ran more than one course, with plenty finishing all three short courses, and we saw some amazing times on the score course. A basket of Easter Eggs with goodies inside waited at the finish line. We served Gatorade and the requisite Oreos as well, although mugs of hot chocolate would have worked better… By noon, the sun had at least peaked out a few times, and there was no rain or snow.

It was great to see so many from the Kenston event come out for more. Manatoc is the perfect learning environment for new orienteers, as the terrain around the main camp is very forgiving, and it’s hard to get lost. We hope to see all return in April at Brecksville, North Chagrin, and Ledges. We have already put in for warmer temperatures…

Resources & Staff

Thanks to all the volunteers it takes to make an event happen. We couldn’t do it without you!

  • Event Director – Bob Boltz
  • Course Design – Bob Boltz (BEARS), Andreas Johansson (LIONS + Score), Sanae Rogers (TIGERS)
  • Control Setters – Bob & Andreas
  • Registrar & Membership Signups – Richard Toth
  • e-Punch Guru & Data Wizard – Fred Mailey
  • Starter – Kim King & Family
  • Greeter, Crowd Control, and Master Scout Wrangler – Ivan Redinger
  • Control Pickup – Bob, Andreas, Phil & Cindy
  • Easter Egg Distribution & Crowd Pleasers – Emelie & Oskar

Photos

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Results

LIONS Course: 10 controls 1.5 km 30 m
 1 Todd Pownell 8:22
 2 Randy Mitchell NEO 10:38
 3 Unknown Flying Squirrels 20:46
 4 Three Shorts 20:59
 5 Alison Rachel 21:39
 6 Tim and Lexi Feaser 22:01
 7 Guy Russ 26:34
 8 Crew143 Two 27:33
 9 Crew143 One 27:37
 10 Amanda 27:46
 11 Jeff and Alex Perry 31:49
 12 T40 Two 32:38
 13 Chestna Kalka 40:14
 14 T40 One 43:31
 15 T40 Three 82:16
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 Wes and Frank Mahne DNF (missing control 48)
 T263 T263 DNF (mis-punch)
 T107 One DNF (missing control 50)
 Joseph One DNF (mis-punch)
TIGERS Course: 10 controls 1.2 km 20 m
 1 Randy Mitchell NEO 10:05
 2 Todd Pownell 15:16
 3 T107 One 18:44
 4 Alison Rachel 21:01
 5 Amanda 21:12
 6 The Johansson Kids 21:14
 7 T40 Two 22:53
 8 Kings Kings 25:25
 9 Unknown Flying Squirrels 26:15
 10 Three Shorts 26:48
 11 Crew143 Two 29:44
 12 Crew143 One 29:52
 13 T40 One 33:57
 14 Joseph Two 42:02
 15 T40 Three 54:03
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 Jeff and Alex Perry DNF (out of order punch)
BEARS Course: 10 controls 1.9 km 20 m
 1 Todd Pownell 11:08
 2 Randy Mitchell NEO 11:16
 3 Andreas Johansson 13:53
 4 Ivan Redinger NEO 16:55
 5 Amanda 22:15
 6 Alison Rachel 25:56
 7 Tim and Lexi Feaser 26:13
 8 T40 Two 26:25
 9 Unknown Flying Squirrels 30:45
 10 Three Shorts 30:49
 11 Andrew Strobel 32:18
 12 T504 36:27
 13 Chestna Kalka 39:24
 14 T40 One 59:03
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 T107 Two 53:20 (Time between 1st and last Control, start and finish time unknown, stick not cleared before start?)
 Jeff and Alex Perry DNF (out of order punch)
 T45 Hess DNF (Mis-punch)
 T107 One DNF (Mis-punch)
THE ZOO Course: 30 controls - Score Course - 635pts / 90min / 10pt penalty/min over
 1 Steve Johnson 30:55 (All 30 controls - 635pts)
 2 Gil Even & Andrew Strobel 42:32 (All 30 controls - 635pts)
 3 Howard Montgomery 45:46 (All 30 controls - 635pts)
 4 Mark Stypczynski 47:33 (All 30 controls - 635pts)
 5 Neil Dolinger 61:10 (All 30 controls - 635pts)
 6 T387 82:16 (26 controls - 515pts)
 7 Jack 95:59 (All 30 Controls - 585pts - Over time)

Split Data

  • Splits for Lions, Tigers, and Bears.

Event Recap & Results / Merit Badge Workshop – Orienteering / 12MAR2016

Recap

We were just getting started with 30 pre-registered scouts, when 12 more showed up to learn about orienteering! A few more tables and chairs later, and we were all learning about the basics of orienteering. Some of the requirements for the Boy Scout Merit Badge for orienteering were covered, and scouts practiced taking compass bearings, recording their pace count, learned about land forms, orienteering map features, and some of the basic techniques an orienteer uses while on a course.

After lunch, we headed outside for actual practice around campus, and scouts navigated one of two courses at the yellow level, with a few controls in the woods, off path. All scouts returned from the first endeavor wanting more, so we sent them back out on the alternative course. Much fun was had, and lots of learning took place, with sessions afterwards discussing the finer details of orienteering and map reading with merit badge counselors and NEOOC club members.

Thank you to all the volunteers who made this event happen (see below) and thank you to KCE (Kenston Community Education office) for helping us organize the event on the Kenston campus.

Staff

Thank you to all the volunteers, club members, and KCE!

  • Event Director, Course Designer, and Lead Instructor – Andreas Johansson
  • Merit Badge Counselor, Scout Guru, and Pizza Champion – Ivan Redinger
  • Scout Wranglers – Sanae Rogers, Dave Dysle
  • Registrar & Greeter – Richard Toth
  • e-Punch Guru & Data Wizard – Fred Mailey
  • All the Troop Leaders that helped manage a fine day of learning for your scouts.
  • All the parents that stayed with your kids, and helped us make it a great day!

Pictures

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Resources

Results

*Results reflect only 9 controls, as one (#55) had an issue with data retention, and we removed it from the results below.

Scout A Course: 9 controls 1.7 km 50 m
  1 Team Storm                     16:57
  2 Andreas Johansson              17:41
  3 Jimmy and Co - T122            17:54
  4 Austin and Co                  17:59
  5 Donald Trump                   21:09
  6 T402                           25:56
  7 David and Co - T236            29:12
  8 Scorepions                     32:11
  9 Scorepions                     32:14
 10 Jimmy and Co - T122            36:20
 11 Jack Wendy Logan               37:28
 12 Mckenzie and Co                45:09
 13 Team Storm                     48:04

Scout B Course: 9 controls 1.7 km 50 m
  1 Phillips and Co                11:46
  2 T402                           15:18
  3 Phillips and Co                18:22
  4 William Liam Robt              20:14
  5 David and Co - T236            22:39
  5 Mckenzie and Co                22:39
  7 Austin and Co                  23:18
  8 Alison and Co                  27:01
  9 Donald Trump                   33:14
 10 Claus and Co                   38:46
 11 Lander Burk John               54:09

Race Result / Kenston Woods & Campus XC / 13MAR2016

Recap

We had a great turnout for the first time using the Kenston Campus & Woods map (mapped by NEOOC’s Bob Boltz). With all courses available, from WHITE 1km to RED 6.9km, we had something to offer for everyone, and were able to find the right level of challenge and distance for all that attended.

Several scouts came back from the day before to complete a longer course, and were successful on the green course (see Troop 102 below). Several teams participated, so the count is a bit off below in the results. About 35 in total ventured out on a rainy, and a little cold, Sunday afternoon.

The campus was wet already from days of rain in the week prior, but most of the routes offered legs either in the woods, across campus, or across paved areas, and all were pleased to participate. All of the first-timers said they’d come back for more!

Course winners for each course (and first / new record for Kenston Campus) include Jennifer Ingram on WHITE with 12:52, Charlotte Chung on YELLOW with 25:53, Howard Montgomery on ORANGE with 44:29, Guy Russ on BROWN with 51:54, Rich Perrenoud on GREEN with 63:09 (a tight race with Gil Even at 63:17), and Todd Pownell on RED with 48:09. Well done to all! Some races were very close, so check out the results below, and for even more, the split data as linked.

A huge THANKS to all the volunteers that make these events possible – see list below for all that helped manage the crowds, pickup controls, and get people out on campus.

Thank you to KCE (Kenston Community Education office) for helping us organize the event on the Kenston campus.

We hope to run Kenston again, maybe even this year.

Resources

  • Map & Cartography for Kenston – Bob Boltz
  • Event Director – Andreas Johansson
  • Course Designer & Setter – Andreas Johansson
  • Registrar – Richard Toth
  • e-Punch Management / Assistant Registrar – Guy Russ
  • Starter / Timer – Jack Wilk & Dad
  • e-Punch Guru / Data Wizard – Fred Mailey
  • Control Pickup – Todd Pownell, Howard Montgomery, Fran ?, Andreas Johansson
  • All around Help, Advice, Feedback & Expertise – Sanae Rogers, Bob Boltz, Randy Mitchell

Photos

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Results

WHITE Course: 7 controls 1 km
  1 Jennifer Ingram                12:52

YELLOW Course: 12 controls 2.4 km
  1 Charlotte Chung                25:53
  2 Jennifer Ingram                45:34
  3 Keziah Burden                  45:50
  4 Gary Burden                    46:15
  5 Jack Wilk                      89:35
  6 Homestar Runner                97:27
    Chuck St. John                 DNF
    Bill Shero                     DNF

ORANGE Course: 15 controls 3.3 km
  1 Howard Montgomery              44:29
  2 Karen Steckner                 78:26
  3 Nick Copley                    137:35

BROWN Course: 12 controls 2.9 km
  1 Guy Russ                       51:54
  2 True North                     147:30

GREEN Course: 20 controls 4.2 km
  1 Rich Perrenoud                 63:09
  2 Gil Even                       63:17
  3 Neil Dolinger                  66:00
  4 Vera Yudovina                  67:10
  5 Troop 102                      90:33

RED Course: 23 controls 6.9 km
  1 Todd Pownell                   48:09
  2 Randy Mitchell             NEO 54:44
  3 Bob Boltz                      55:10
  4 Fred Mailey                NEO 92:10
  5 Sanae Rogers                   148:36

Split Data Route Gadget, Attack Point, etc.

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.

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