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

Kendall Lake September 5 – Classic O / The Python Goat

Fun format on a brand new map of the Kendall Lake area.

About the Python

Boulder Bob has created a new Kendall map starting with new contour lines and aerial photos. After that, more than 250 hours have gone into field checking of every nook and cranny of this wonderful section of the CVNP.

Bob wanted to be the first to design courses for this map so that participants could explore areas that have seen little use over the years. All of the old rootstocks have rotted away. Huge new ones have appeared! Streams have changed their course. Would you believe there are 154 boulders and 84 giant rootstocks?

Now for the fun part! To commemorate the 1944 story of the escaped python from a circus in Peninsula, this event will be called the Python Goat. A Goat features a mass start and a pre-printed map. Right before the start whistle, the event director will announce how many controls you are allowed to skip. You can’t skip consecutive controls.

Normally, following is against the rules of orienteering, but for a Goat, following is not only allowed, but actually encouraged. However, if the person you are following somehow disappears, you might find yourself with a big bowl of LOST if you don’t keep track of where you are on the map. Route choice and which controls you decide to skip play a big role in how long it takes to finish.

Course Information

In addition to the customary White Course, you will have the choice of three Goat groups: Pigmy Goat 4 km, Nanny Goat 6km and the Python Goat 10 km. We will keep the groups separate at the mass start, so you can see who you are running with.

Registration & Event Location

Registration at 9. White course opens at 9:30 AM. Mass Goat start at 10 AM sharp. If you get there late, you can still do one of the courses as long as you finish by 2 PM. Or, volunteer to go out and help with control collection.

Director – Matt Muffett
Designer – Bob Boltz
Registrar – Phil Wadsworth.
Starter – Andreas Johansson

There are Goat loving folks coming in from SW Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Canada for this event. Join the fun!

Start Time: 9 AM

Format: Cross Country / Python Goat / Classic Orienteering

Standard fee: Members: $5.00 Nonmembers: $10.00

Location: Kendall Lake Park, Peninsula OH

Satellite photo of where to park, and meet.

Kendal Lake Photo

Questions?

If you have a question about the Kendall event, please use the following address: maps4fun@att.net