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
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 --- 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 --- 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 --- 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)
- Splits for Lions, Tigers, and Bears.