Flying Pig XXI 2017 – NEOOC Club Member Results

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”

Classic Orienteering @ Sippo Lake | Sunday May 14, 12:30P – 2:00P

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”

Short & Intermediate XC | Kendall Lake @ Pine Hollow | Sunday April 2, 2017 | 11:30A – 1P

Event Description

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.

Location

Pine Hollow Trailhead
5465 Quick Rd, Peninsula, OH 44264

Staffing

  • 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!)

Weather

Courses Available

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?

Questions?

Results | Snow-O 2017 | February 12th, 2017

Recap

Wow! What an event, and what a turnout! With 41 timed individuals or groups out and about in the woods, it was a busy morning registering and starting runners at NEOOC’s first event of the year. Sure, we had “planned” for snow, and some colder temperatures. Ice cream sandwiches (and maybe the use of snow shoes) were promised, but neither happened! We had temps in the mid-40s instead, overcast, with wet and muddy ground conditions. In other words, a perfect day for orienteering!

First off, a huge thanks to the small number of volunteers that made the day go smoothly. Thanks to John and Chris Nazier for acting as Manatoc liaisons and guides (and chief fire captains), as well as their Venture Crew for setting controls on Saturday, and for picking up on Sunday afternoon. Guy Russ did an amazing job as chief registrar and cashier, and managed the flow of participants with skill and elegance. Thanks to the small group from Unity Lutheran Church that came out to help pickup controls on Sunday. Andreas Johansson, event director for the day, wore many additional hats (course design, setting controls, etc.), including rescue team and shuttle driver… And thank you to Chris Bergdorf and Camp Manatoc for the excellent site venue!

A small team tackled WHITE and YELLOW, including a few Boy Scouts. All reported having had a great time, and said they’d return for our event in April. Owen Anderson took first on WHITE with 51:29, and Team Feaser topped YELLOW with 55:51, followed by NEOOC regular Frank Mahne at 87:28! Shoutout to Team Esis for being first-time orienteers, for getting the whole family involved!

Many took advantage of the ORANGE course, which offered a bit more distance than YELLOW, but required a few off-trail legs that tripped up a few. Not many returned sans-mud… Kai Getrost came in first, in 52:34, followed by Bernard Marcucci at 63:04. Team Mauler went a bit off-course, and were rescued by a big blue truck towards the end of the day!

On GREEN, Fred Mailey performed with 74:15. Members KJ Rufener and NEOOC President Howard Montgomery both did GREEN (Howard did it backwards!) and had hairsplitting times with 106:28 and 106:27, respectively! Wow!

Action on the RED course was overwhelming, with 15 competitors, several of which had signed up for pre-printed maps beforehand via Facebook (the idea being, less foreknowledge of the route by having to plot it yourself). First out was NEOOC’s Todd Pownell who took third, bested by Randy Mitchell with 63:25, and winner Dave Kostansek with 57:10. Well done Dave for running an excellent race, and not using the road from Octagon south! Next time, we’ll mark it with the uncrossable boundary symbol, as the design was to force runners to navigate the long leg 6 – 7 of about 1,100 meters!

Feedback was positive overall, and we ended the day with plenty of snacks and even heart shaped donuts in honor of the upcoming Valentine’s Day. Many stuck around for a few minutes by the open fire to discuss routes, lamenting falls in the mud, and wondering where the snow was.

Most controls were cleaned up by 4:30PM, and the rest will be retrieved this week. Why not give us a hand next time, if you can? Picking up controls is one of the best ways to learn to better read the map since the time crunch isn’t there, and you have some time to really study the micro details of the map versus the terrain. And you often can collect controls from other courses than the one you ran. And, if you’re lucky like Andreas was, you might run into a rafter of native Cuyahoga Valley turkeys! And deer. Always deer.

We’ve added some resources below, including the full splits, Attackpoint data (if you’re logging there), and RouteGadget, where you can add / load your track to compare with others. See you next time, on April 1, 2017 at Kendall Lake.

Resources & Maps

A few folks have asked for the routes and maps from the event. Here are some files that may help. Note – they are not the full maps, and possession of the maps do not entitle you to access of the area. Camp Manatoc is a Boy Scout reservation, and requires prior permission to enter, and is generally not open to the public. Please be respectful of this.

Results

White Course: 9 controls | 2.2 km | 0 m
  1 Owen Anderson                  51:29
  2 Perkins Slifer                 88:28
  3 Team Esis                      92:57

Yellow Course: 11 controls | 2.7 km | 0 m
  1 Team Feaser                    55:51
  2 Frank Mahne                    87:28
  3 McKibben Parker                87:56
  4 Fran Kern                      105:24
  5 Chuck St.John                  105:28

Orange Course: 10 controls | 3.2 km | 20 m
  1 Kai Getrost                    52:34
  2 Bernard Marcucci               63:04
  3 A Shannon                      79:30
  4 Jeff Whitbeck                  81:29
  5 Sanae Rogers                   81:31
  6 John Chesna                    91:38
  7 Team Loya                      110:54
  8 Dawn Zwetzig                   112:25
    Marcia Mauler                  DNF

Green Course: 11 controls | 4.2 km | 20 m
  1 Fred Mailey                NEO 74:15
  2 KJ Rufener                     106:28
  3 Rich Perrenoud                 120:14
    Johnson Witalis                DNF

Backwards Green Course: 11 controls | 4.2 km | 20 m
  1 Howard Montgomery              106:27

Red Course: 8 controls | 5.4 km | 50 m
  1 Dave Kostansek                 57:10
  2 Randy Mitchell             NEO 63:25
  3 Todd Pownell                   66:54
  4 Bob Turanchik                  81:49
  5 Steve Johnson              NEO 88:38
  6 Phill Wadsworth                101:55
  7 Fred Lusi                      103:44
  8 Eric Marotta                   109:23
  9 Yaki Barak                     115:25
 10 John Rasinski                  118:42
 11 Dan Freeman                    124:12
 12 Gil Even                       128:58
    James Price                    DNF
    Richard Davies                 DNF
    Team Jefferis                  DNF

Pictures

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Splits, AttackPoint, and RouetGadget

Snow-O 2017 (aka Rain-O) / Sunday FEB 12, 12PM – 2PM

Event Description

Join us for a potentially snowy and cold somewhat warm and rainy first event of the year at Camp Manatoc. We’ll feature WHITE and YELLOW (beginner) courses, an ORANGE course (advanced beginner), and GREEN and RED (advanced) courses. The beginner courses will stay near campus, whereas the advanced courses will travel up and around one of the lakes. Beautiful views are guaranteed, and you’ll be sure to stay warm from the typical terrain in Cuyahoga Valley, with lots of up and down, mixed with flatter sections to stretch the legs on.

The ground will be hard from the winter weather, and possibly covered in snow. It will most likely be wet, and a bit muddy. Route choice will be important. Good shoes with as much traction possible would be helpful on any of the courses. Snow shoes are ok, too…

Park in the main parking lot. Join us by the fire before or after the race to talk strategy, or review how you did out in the woods. Treats will be available post-race, including (a first-annual perhaps?) ice cream!

Date & Time & Event Fee

  • February 12th, 2017
  • Registration starts at 11:30 AM.
  • First start at 12 PM Noon. Last start at 2 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.

Location

Camp Manatoc Boy Scout Camp
1075 Truxell Rd, Peninsula, OH 44264

  • MAPhttps://goo.gl/maps/EnEwbz9pwTB2
  • Parking: Park in main parking lot, then travel on foot to registration / start area.
  • Registration & Finish at the Craft shelter (adjacent to main parking lot)

 

Staffing

  • Event Director – Andreas Johansson
  • Course Design – Andreas Johansson
  • Registration – Guy Russ
  • Greeter – OPEN (why not help volunteer?)
  • Control Setter – Andreas Johansson & Scouts (John Nazier)

Weather

Courses Available

WHITE, YELLOW, ORANGE, GREEN, RED

Sample Map

Questions?

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

Race Results / Manatoc XC NOSOC / Classic / Saturday September 17

Results

WHITE Course: 10 controls 1.7 km 10 m
  1 T4929 Aquatics-W 25:10
  2 T4929 Doe-W 28:54
  3 T330 TKK 30:45
  4 T262 Noname-W 42:01
  5 T338 Sandwichs 42:40
  6 T338 Bees 42:43
  7 T338 Cardboard 44:13
  8 T330 S+N 48:13
  9 T4929 Trash-Paq 56:21
 10 T453 2024-W 61:45
 11 T338 Doak 77:29
    T122 Ghosts DNF
    T330 B+G DNF

YELLOW Course: 9 controls 2.2 km
  1 Steve Johnson NEO 20:41
  2 T262 Noname-Y 51:18
  3 T4929 Doe-Y 56:07
  4 T4929 Aquatics-Y 56:10
  5 T330 J+J 72:53
  6 T4929 Trash 74:09
  7 T330 I+J 77:46
  8 T122 Flying-Sqirls-2 79:33
  9 T338 Noname-Y 101:56
 10 T154 A-team 102:59
 11 T60544 Poncho-Posse 105:36
 12 T330 T+K 107:11
 13 T154 Mario 107:27
 14 T330 S+N 129:20
 15 T330 B+G 129:44
 16 T154 Hambis47half 171:59
    T122 Jedi Kids DNF
    T453 2024-Y DNF
    T122 FlyingS DNF
    T338 Cardboard-Y DNF

ORANGE Course: 9 controls 3.1 km
  1 Steve Johnson NEO 33:26
  2 David Dysle 73:36
  3 T330 J+J 79:22
  4 T330 I+J 80:11
  5 Mx. Donna 102:14
  6 Mx. Marcus 102:22
  7 Jon Priebe 104:28
  8 T4929 T60544 Orange 112:57
    Tim Feaser DNF
    T154 Harambe DNF
    Gil Even DNF
    T122 Noname DNF

GREEN Course: 11 controls 4.3 km
  1 Fred Mailey NEO 77:50
  2 Brad L 101:07
  3 Alexander Preobrazhensky 117:22
    Jeff-Alex Perry DNF
    KJ Rufener DNF (missed control 32)

RED Course: 12 controls 5.1 km
  1 Todd Pownell 57:32
  2 Randy Mitchell NEO 61:11
  3 Steve Johnson NEO 72:02
  4 Mark Stypczynski 113:40
    Sarah Peck DNF (missed control 34)

RouteGadget & Other Resources

Simple splits

RouteGadget & Splits Browser

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

Race Results / Kenston XC / Campus Sprint / Saturday 20 August

Recap

Thank you to Andreas Johansson for once again inviting orienteering to the Kenston Schools campus and for pushing through his post-Lyme disease malaise to design, set and act as co-event director for the day.  We’d like to thank the other volunteers, Karen Steckner (starter/control collector), Guy Russ (registration/control collector), Fred Mailey (control collection), Bob Boltz (control collection), Sanae Rogers (control collection).  As always, we cannot conduct any events without volunteers like you.  So thank you.

The day was a warm, late summer day –at times cloudless and a bit humid but with something of a regular breeze, as demonstrated by the wind turbine that hummed steadily overheard.  The “track,” as Mark Stypczynski would say, was a bit moist in spots in the woods –a testament to the recent spate of rain that also served to green everything.  In these formidable conditions, four courses were offered: a Scout designed and set White Course; an Orange, Green and a Red course.  With the exception of the White course, each course borrowed liberally from common controls.  And, because of the confined area, courses also contained multiple crisscrosses –a feature that can contribute to the fun as participants can encounter each other racing to controls from all different directions, affording numerous ‘Hi’s and Bye’s.’ as orienteers skirt past.  And to keep participants guessing, even in tight quarters between controls, the general positioning of flags was low.  So you could occasionally be very near a control and not see it until you saw distinctly the land feature intended.  All in all, very well done.  We just wish more folks had come out to enjoy it.  But don’t worry… we’ll be back on the Kenston campus.  I can feel it.

Finally, there was one ‘Oops’ in the course setting –the boulder feature at #35.  Some got it and some didn’t.  But it was decided everyone should be credited with the control for giving it the old college try.

See you soon in the woods!

Co-event Director, Howard Montgomery

Results

White course

  1 Johansson Family               17 minutes
  1 Guy Russ                       17 minutes
  3 Karen Steckner                 <20 minutes

ePunch Results
RED Course: 26 controls 5.2 km
  1 Randy Mitchell             NEO 56:03
  2 Steve Johnson                  70:46
  3 Bob Boltz                      70:50
  4 Gil Even                       81:05
  5 Steve Hughes                   91:10
  6 Fred Mailey                NEO 103:53
  7 Richard Davies                 122:25
  8 Neil Dolinger                  128:48

GREEN Course: 20 controls 4 km
  1 Andreas Johansson              40:20
  2 KJ Rufener                     84:32
  3 Sanae Rogers                   105:07

ORANGE Course: 13 controls 2.3 km
    Frank Mahne                    DNF    (missed 2nd Control - Control 52)

RouteGadget & Other Resources

Simple splits

RouteGadget & Splits Browser