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.
Come run a quick campus, with interesting features including buildings, open paved areas, roads, wooded areas, and water features. Practice those map reading skills by selecting the best route in a limited area. Multiple options for most legs on Orange and above. White and Yellow courses for beginners, with instruction available. The area is very family friendly, with plenty of amenities, restrooms, and a playground for the kids.
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.
The Kenston Campus packs a lot into its quarter square mile of area. In addition to a 26 acre very runnable woods with a mile of trail, there are several smaller wooded areas, ponds lots of oddly shaped buildings & athletic fields, lots of boulders and even a very large windmill. You will find the full array of cross country courses from a 1 km beginner course to a 7 km advanced course. Because the venue is so complex, the navigation is challenging and fast with lots of route choices.
Wake up your body! Come run some short and fun courses at beautiful Manatoc. You can run one, or all three. Each course is quick, fast, and will let you ease in to this year’s orienteering schedule.
Join us to learn more about the sport of orienteering, and learn how to use a map and compass to navigate around the campus, while getting some exercise. We’ll provide instruction and guidance, and have all levels of courses available, from white to red. Map Included / compass for loan. NOTE!!! Don’t need instruction? No worries – come run the sprint courses on this beautiful campus, where plenty of challenges await even the most experienced orienteer!
Highlights from the World Orienteering Championships 2014 Sprint Relay in Trento, Italy.