Results | Night Orienteering at Hinckley

RECAP

Great weather in northeast Ohio at night in November?

 

 

Yes!  The coming storms held off until the next day and we all enjoyed a full moon with  partially overcast skies.  And temperatures started in the 50’s!  Sliding down into the upper 40’s.  But we had the fire going.

Matt Muffett ran a tight ship as Event Director and Randy Mitchell designed and set four challenging courses: Wack-O, Wack-O Short, Intermediate, and White.  With several butterfly loops in the courses, people saw lots of distant headlamps and flashlights as they navigated an area with many ravines and crisscrossing paths.

The Girl Scouts joined us from the next door picnic area and had a great time on the White course.  Andreas Johansson burned up the Wack-O course in 70 minutes.  Mark Stypczynski performed on the Wack-O Short and Team Muffett ruled the Intermediate course.  Krista Parran and friend liked the White course so much, they decided to do part of the Intermediate course.  We plan on seeing them again next year (at the Snow-O?).

VOLUNTEER STAFF

  • Director: Matt Muffett
  • Designer: Randy Mitchell
  • Registrar: Howard Montgomery
  • Starter: Andreas Johansson
  • Timers: Howard Montgomery, Richard Davies
  • Greeters: Randy Mitchell, Richard Davies

RESULTS

White Course: 9 controls 2.1 km
   Name                Controls  Time
 1 Krista Parran & company    9  23:00
 2 Peter Weiss                9  34:00
 3 Bettac & Girl Scouts       9  40:00
   Cynthia Turik              8  67:00 (missed 8th control)

Intermediate Course: 9 controls 2.7 km 25 m
   Name                Controls  Time
 1 Muffett Team               9  68:37
 2 Sabeh Team                 9  132:51
 3 Stuart Smith               9  149:13
   Krista Parran & company    3  33:53 (found 3 as planned!)

Wack-O Short Course: 8 controls 3.2 km 25 m
   Name                Controls  Time
 1 Mark Stypczynski           8  65:21
 2 Dan Freeman                8  108:51
 3 Li Smith                   8  145:48
 4 Rich Perrenoud             8  157:59
   Johnson Team               7  147:03 (punched 36 instead of 37)
   Thomas Knapp               2  81:16 (missed 33 ...)

Wack-O Long Course: 13 controls 5.0 km 75 m
   Name                Controls  Time
 1 Andreas Johansson         13  70:08
 2 Steve Johnson             13  114:49
 3 James Price               13  127:11
   Dave Kostansek            12  54:48 (missed last control 41)
   Phill Wadsworth            8  86:23 (missed 40 ...)
   Hensley Team               8  116:30 (missed 32 ...)
   Ivan Redinger              no data

RESOURCES

RouteGadget – Upload your GPS file and compare your route with others – OR draw route from memory

Attackpoint Splits

Simple Splits

Night Orienteering at Hinckley @ Johnson Picnic Area | 4 NOV 2017, 6 PM

ABOUT

Johnson’s Picnic Area is located off West Drive in Hinckley Reservation, between Bellus and State roads in Hinckley Township.

Registration at 6 PM at the Johnson Picnic area. Follow the signs. Starts beginning at dusk. Bring a headlamp!

FEES, ETC.

  • Members $5
  • Non-Members $10
  • Cash only, please!

LOCATION

MAP: https://goo.gl/maps/EwiwP35ARTu

VOLUNTEER STAFF

  • Director: Matt Muffett
  • Designer: Randy Mitchell
  • Registrar: Howard Montgomery
  • Starter: Andreas Johansson
  • Timer: ???
  • Greeter: Randy Mitchell

NOSOC & Classic Orienteering + Night-O @ Manatoc | Saturday 9/23

ABOUT

Join us at Camp Mantoc for classic orienteering as well as night orienteering later in the same day.

Camp Manatoc offers gently rolling landscapes, with plenty of reentrants, a dense trail system, and a few lakes and creek systems. It’s a great place to learn more about orienteering, or building speed for current skills. Continue reading “NOSOC & Classic Orienteering + Night-O @ Manatoc | Saturday 9/23”

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

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

Manatoc XC / Classic / Saturday September 17, 11:30AM – 1PM + Night-O at 6:30 PM

Event Description

The Manatoc Scout Reservation is located within the Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Peninsula, Ohio. Comprising nearly 600 acres the reservation consists of lakes, trails, fields, rustic and improved cabins allowing for varied uses during the year.

Enjoy beautiful Camp Manatoc, and run (or walk) the WHITE, YELLOW, ORANGE, GREEN, or RED courses. Camp Manatoc, and Camp Butler, offers a challenging but fun terrain, lakes and water features, and plenty of reentrants and spurs to navigate on. Littered with trails, the location is ideal for beginner as well as seasoned orienteers wanting to improve their skill.

And…

Night O score course with registration at 6:30 PM and a mass start at 7:15 PM – Find as many controls as you can in 45 minutes. Bring a flashlight! Just $3

Date & Time

  • Saturday, September 17, 2016
  • Registration (AM) 11:30 AM, with starts at 12 Noon. Last start at 1 PM.
  • Registration for Night-O at 6:30 PM, with mass start at 7:15 PM (45 min SCORE)

Weather

Location

Manatoc Scout Camp in Cuyahoga Valley
1075 Truxell Rd, Peninsula, OH 44264

Camp Manatoc Parking and Start

Registration Details

  • Registration starts at 11:30ish, with starts at 12 Noon
  • $5 / member
  • $10 / non-member

Courses

5 courses will be available, and have been designed and set by Andreas Johansson, NEOOC Club Member. This time, he’s focused on using fewer controls than he normally prefers (if you ran Kenston in August, you get the idea…), so the key will be to navigate longer legs in between each control, and make both strategic and tactical decisions around the course (especially for GREEN and RED). Water will be provided on the GREEN and RED courses.

Andreas worked with a local Boy Scout, Jack Wilk, to design and set the WHITE course, as part of Jack’s requirements for the Merit Badge for Orienteering. You’ll remember Jack as the most excellent starter from the spring event at Kenston.

  • WHITE – 10 controls – 1.7 km
  • YELLOW – 9 controls – 2.3 km
  • ORANGE – 8 controls – 2.8 km
  • GREEN – 9 controls – 3.7 km
  • RED – 10 controls – 5.0 km

All distances are as measured using our course design software, Purple Pen, and are as “the crow flies”. Typically, it’s wise add an estimated 20-30% depending on your skill / stamina / map skills.

Sample Map

Sample map ONLY – does not show actual courses!

Manatoc Sample Map