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?

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 Result / Manatoc Short Courses + Score / 19 MAR 2016

Recap

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

Photos

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Results

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
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 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
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 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
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 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)

Split Data

  • Splits for Lions, Tigers, and Bears.

Spring Forward! Short Courses @ Manatoc / 19 MAR 2016

Event Description

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.

Date & Time

  • Saturday, March 19, 2016
  • Registration 11:30, with starts at 12 Noon.

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
  • Run as many courses as you want!

Courses

3 short, fun, high energy courses are available (1.5km – 1.9km) as well as a 60 minute score course for 635 points. Run one, or run them all!

Course Designer(s): Bob Boltz, Andreas Johansson, Sanae Rogers

Sample Map

Sample map ONLY – does not show actual courses!

Manatoc Sample Map

Camp Manatoc September 19 – Classic O / Cross Country

Join us for a classic orienteering event at the Camp Manatoc Scout Camp in Cuyahoga Valley on September 19, between 10 AM and 1 PM EST. The event is open to the public, and all are welcome.

Regular WHITE, YELLOW, ORANGE GREEN & RED courses with starts from 10:30 AM to 1 PM.

A 45 minute Night-O in SCORE format with a mass start at 7:30 PM. Register at 7 PM. Bring a flashlight with new batteries! Special fees for this shorter course: Members $3 / $5 non-members. Pre-printed course map of the central camp area! Score format means that you find as many controls in any order in a limited time. In this case, 45 minutes.

Come for one or both!
(control collectors welcome at 3 PM!!!)

We could use a couple of volunteers to help with the night-O registration and timing/scoring. You would be able to participate in the event.

Event Director: Ivan Redinger
Day Course Designers: Tim Feaser & Steve Wells
Night Course Designer: Bob Boltz
Registrar: KathyJo Rufener
Starter and Timer: Scout volunteers!

Registration Time: 10 AM, with starts at 10:30 AM – 1 PM

Format: Cross Country / Classic Orienteering

Standard fee – Members: $5.00 Non-members: $10.00

Location

Entrance & Parking Specifics

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