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!)
Staffing (all volunteers)
- Event Director: KJ Rufener
- Course Designer: Fred Mailey
- Course Setters: Fred Mailey and Howard Montgomery
- Greeter (and all around helping): Greg Marjenin
- Timer: Cindy Wadsworth
- Starter: Phill Wadsworth
- Control Pickup: Greg Marjenin, Jamey Price, KJ Rufener, Neil Dolinger, Fred Mailey
White Course: 10 controls 1.8 km Name Controls Time 1 Li Smith 10 27:26 2 Gayle Burdick 10 37:43 3 Edward Torres 10 52:12 Aunna Herbst 9 23:49
Yellow Course: 10 controls 3.6 km Name Controls Time 1 Anthony Roberts 10 75:01 2 Tim Burdick 10 80:20 3 Li Smith 10 97:34 4 Greg Dore 10 105:46 5 Christian Pascarellz 10 114:08 6 Jeff-Alex Perry 10 116:32 7 Frank Mahne 10 130:09 Marcia Mauter 9 163:50 Chuck St.John 6 118:07 Dianne Bing 6 135:34 Aunna Herbst 4 47:59
Orange Course: 12 controls 4.4 km Name Controls Time 1 Vera Yodivina 12 118:07 Kate Arbogast 7 118:03 Jeff Whitbeck No Data available Brown Course: 9 controls 3.1 km Name Controls Time 1 David Vesper 9 58:36 2 Neil Dolinger 9 85:46
Green Course: 12 controls 4.4 km Name Controls Time 1 Phill Wadsworth 12 97:08 2 Jay Smink 12 100:58 3 Steve Hendrix 12 118:44 4 Kenneth Behrens 12 120:33 Zachary Bogorad 11 89:09
Red Course: 13 controls 6 km Name Controls Time 1 Andreas Johansson 13 74:22 2 Randy Mitchell 13 81:26 3 Jamey Price 13 86:24 Ivan Redinger 11 128:48 Richard Davies 10 206:27