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

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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

Results | NE Ohio Scout Championship (NOSOC) @ Manatoc | Sunday 9/24

Recap

This second day featured Scout only activities as part of the North Eastern Ohio Scout Championships (NOSOC).  Information about our ongoing Scout programs are available here.

Staffing (all volunteers)

  • Event Director: Ivan Redinger
  • Course Designer and Setter: Steve Hendrix & Clan
  • Training and instruction: Andreas Johansson and Howard Montgomery
  • Registrar: Jeff Perry
  • Timers/Starters: Steve Marsh & company
  • Control Pickup: Ivan Redinger, John Naizer, Andreas Johansson

Results

White Course: 9 controls 1.3 km
   Name              Controls Time
 1 Michael-2 Tr122          9 26:35
 2 Flying-Chickens Tr122    9 31:21
 3 Terminator-Turtles Tr122 9 36:16
   Huron-Wyndot Tr122       2 78:35

Orange Course: 16 controls 3.1 km
   Name                     Controls Time
 1 Steve-Johnson Tr60544          16 36:05
 2 Old-Gray-Flying Tr122          16 46:11
 3 Shorts-1 Tr122                 16 56:41
 4 Kenneth Witalis NEOOC          16 67:37
 5 Unknown-Flying-Squirrels Tr122 16 68:10
 6 The-Group-After Tr122          16 72:11
 7 Olivia-Johnson Tr60544         16 79:31
 8 Wendy-Johnson Tr60544          16 113:32
   BobS-BrianB Tr122              13 71:50

See this post for Day 1 activities.

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

Recap

Another great weather day in NE Ohio

Mother Nature was cooperating with our two day event.  The first day featured public and Scout Orienteering.  All levels of courses (Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced) were available to the public at Camp Manatoc, the Boy Scout Camp in Cuyahoga Valley National Park.  A portion of the Beginner and Intermediate courses were also used for the North Eastern Ohio Scout Orienteering Championships (NOSOC).

The turnout was great from both the public and from the scouts (many of whom were camping out that weekend).

All scouting units (Cubs, Webelos, Boy Scouts, Venture Scouts, Girl Scouts, with their adult leaders) learned and practiced map and compass skills. Many troops work on orienteering related badge requirements.  John Naizer and company used the Yellow  course for Orienteering CampOree activities.

The day was capped off by an exciting short Night Orienteering Score course.

Information about our ongoing Scout programs are available here.

Staffing (all volunteers)

  • Event Director: Ivan Redinger
  • Course Designer and Setter: Howard Montgomery (Day courses)
  • Course Designer and Setter: Bob Boltz (Night-O)
  • Training and instruction: Andreas Johansson and Howard Montgomery
  • Registrar: Karen Steckner, KJ Rufener
  • Timers/Starters: Steve Marsh & company
  • Control Pickup: Ivan Redinger, John Naizer, Andreas Johansson
  • Skull Session (Interactive race review): Fred Mailey

Results (Saturday – Day Courses)

White A Course: 8 controls 1.5 km
   Name/Team               Controls Time
 1 Velioant-Dore NEOOC            8 42:28
 2 Golden-Eagles Tr35             8 58:35
   Directionally Tr35             8 55:14 (punched 49 instead of 64)

White B Course: 8 controls 2.1 km
   Name/Team               Controls Time
 1 Golden-Eagles Tr35             8 65:27
 2 Michael-2 Tr122                8 70:02
 3 Elaine-Michael-Friend NEOOC    8 78:29
   Flying-Chickens Tr122          7 167:02 (missed last control 49)
   Big-Boys Tr2309                5 57:38 (missed last controls)
   Blazing Tr122                  4 59:11 (missed last controls)

Yellow Course: 10 controls 3.1 km
   Name/Team                Controls Time
 1 Old-Gray-Flying Tr122          10 52:12
 2 Shorts-1 Tr122                 10 62:22
 3 The-Group-After Tr122          10 74:27
 4 Unknown-Flying-Squirrels Tr122 10 76:24
 5 Golden-Eagles2 Tr35            10 85:48
 6 Directionally Tr35             10 97:08
 7 Olivia-Johnson Tr60544         10 118:29
 8 Wendy-Johnson Tr60544          10 121:33
   Chuck-St.John NEOOC             9 144:37 (missed last control 48)
   Frank-Wesley-Mahne NEOOC        8 153:03 (missed last controls)
   Big-Boys2 Tr2309                7 111:46 (missed last controls)
   Bison Tr28                      7 188:31 (missed last controls)
   Kermit-Revolution Tr122         4 133:74 (missed last controls)
   Marcia-Mauter NEOOC             4 134:59 (missed last controls)
   Zero Tr122                      No Data

Orange Course: 14 controls 4 km
   Name/Team                Controls Time
 1 Hazel-Barton NEOOC             14 79:55
 2 Lohiser-Robinson-Lohiser NEOOC 14 84:43
 3 Kenneth-Witalis Tr60544        14 102:48
 4 Sanae-Rogers NEOOC             14 104:03
 5 Dave-Dysle NEOOC               14 128:58
   Vikings Tr35                    9 113:43 (missed last controls)
   Directionally-2 Tr35            2 58:14 (missed last controls)

Green Course: 9 controls 4.4 km
   Name/Team                Controls Time
 1 Todd-Pownell NEOOC              9 45:03
 2 Mark-Stypczynski NEOOC          9 73:07
 3 Jay-Smink NEOOC                 9 84:38
 4 Vera-Yudovina NEOOC             9 92:10

Red Course: 11 controls 4.7 km
   Name/Team                Controls Time
 1 Andreas-Johansson NEOOC        11 61:56
 2 Todd-Pownell NEOOC             11 66:34
 3 Randy-Mitchell NEOOC           11 70:56
 4 Steve-Johnson Tr60544          11 84:37
 5 John-Rasinski NEOOC            11 92:06

See this post for Day 2 activities for Scouts.

Resources

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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”

Results | Classic Orienteering @ North Chagrin | Sunday SEPT 10

RECAP

Hazel Barton and Fred Mailey reporting:

Wow!  The Weather was great!

Nice and cool weather for the event.  Good turnout for the Classic Courses in North Chagrin Reservation, part of the Cleveland Metropark System.  All the courses gave the participants a great tour of the parks wonderful facilities including the Nature Center, Sanctuary Marsh, Picnic areas, and the All Purpose and Bridle trails. Continue reading “Results | Classic Orienteering @ North Chagrin | Sunday SEPT 10”

Classic Orienteering @ North Chagrin | Sunday SEPT 10 11:30A-1:00P

ABOUT

Join us for classic orienteering at North Chagrin  Reservation on Sunday, September 10, from 11:30 – 1PM. 

North Chagrin Reservation is home to many attractions, including Squire’s Castle, A.B. Williams Memorial Woods (a Registered National Landmark), Buttermilk Falls and North Chagrin Nature Center. North Chagrin Nature Center and North Chagrin Reservation tell the story of wetlands, woodlands and wildlife.

Since the 1920s, North Chagrin Reservation has been a special combination of outdoor recreation areas and wildlife sanctuaries. North Chagrin trails and picnic areas feature woodlands and wetlands as important characteristics of this large reservation. Located in Mayfield Village, Willoughby Hills and Gates Mills, the reservation includes a nature center and nature education building. Sanctuary Marsh and Sunset Pond are both popular areas to observe waterfowl, and Squire’s Castle is an interesting historical site. The reservation is also home to Manakiki Golf Course, located off SOM Center and Eddy roads in Willoughby Hills. Continue reading “Classic Orienteering @ North Chagrin | Sunday SEPT 10 11:30A-1:00P”

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!) Continue reading “Results | Classic Orienteering @ Brecksville | Sunday, August 20th”

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 | 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