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 Results / Octagon Twilight Friday / XC / 10JUN2016

Recap

Our annual Twilight Friday event was held at the Octagon Shelter Area near the Ledges in Cuyahoga Valley National Park.  Matthew Muffett was the Event Director and Steve Hendrix designed the Courses.  Many Thanks to all of our volunteers including Mark Stypczynski and Fran Kern.

Results

White Course: 9 controls
 1 Kelly Gonyias                    37:11
 2 Family Johansson                 44:38

Yellow Course: 7 controls
 1 Adam Opalka                      88:29
   Gary Burde                       DNF

Orange Course: 7 controls
 1 Sanae Rogers                     36:58
 2 Kenneth Witalis                  43:29
 3 Greg Marjenin                    57:06
 4 Frank-Wes Mahne                  73:03
 5 Tom-Jack Loya                    100:21
 6 Ann Stevenson                    132:41

Green Course: 12 controls
 1 Mark Stypczynski                 81:17
 2 Howard Montgomery                92:40
 3 Rich Perrenoud                   94:06
 4 Dominic Conte                    99:47
   Neil Dolinger                    DNF
   Andreas Johansson                DNF
   Matthew Johnson                  DNF

Red Course: 15 controls
 1 Randy Mitchell                   43:42
 2 Bob Boltz                        65:57
 3 Steve Johnson                    85:05
 4 B-J Lohiser-Robinson             91:28
 5 Sarah Peck                       109:48
 6 Richard Davies                   153:01
   Ivan Redinger                    DNF
   Jeff Perry                       DNF
   Todd Pownell                     DNF (54:25, punched 40 instead of 58)

Resourses

Simple Splits available here.

Race Results / Sippo Lake XC 22MAY2016

RECAP

First, let me thank Stark Parks for inviting us to partner with them on introducing orienteering to their public. In February, we conducted an evening lecture on the sport of orienteering and Sunday marked our first land event offered in their parks (we’ve used Walborn Reservoir previously).

In our 40th year, it is still exciting to inaugurate new venues.

Next, thank you to Bob Boltz for the many hours that he put in making NEOOC’s initial map of the area. Bob’s skill just keeps getting better and better. He’s significantly cut the time it takes him to arrive at a suitable orienteering map from the time of concept to the time of feet running the trails, fields and thickets, enjoying…. And thank you to Ivan Redinger, a former neighbor of Sippo for being the primary liaison with the park’s administrators and staff.

Finally, thank you to the day’s volunteers:

  • Ivan Redinger, Course Design and Setting (First time Course Design, I believe!!! Great
    work!)
  • Stephen Johnson, Event Director (First time Event Director!!! Great job!)
  • Wendy & Matthew Johnson, Registration
  • Olivia Johnson, Ken Witalis, Geno Gruszczynski, David John, Starters
  • Howard Montgomery, Finisher
  • Ivan Redinger, Charlotte Chung, Howard Montgomery, John Hoffman, Olivia Johnson, Ken Witalis, Control Collection

RESULTS

  • Weather: mostly sunny; temperature topping out at 64 (in essence: extreme hardship; we understand why some of you didn’t make it.)
  • Attendance: 59 participants braved the elements
  • Track: Mud-slick spots in places, but mostly firm.
White - Beginner

1 Moore & Beck                40:00:00
2 Jonathan Morris & Co.       43:00:00
3 Nate Hershman               44:00:00
4 Cathy & Tom Winters         55:00:00
5 Gina Cook & Co.             63:00:00
6 Matthew Moser               78:00:00
Yellow - Advanced Beginner Course: 13 controls 2.3 km
  1 Alex, Eva, Jude            NEO 36:25
  2 Wendy & Oliva Johnson          45:34
  3 Wes & Frank Mahne              47:13
  4 M. Wohlmead                    53:57
  5 Chuck St.John                  57:26
  6 Fran Kern                      57:28
  7 Tomlinson                      63:59
  8 Tom-Jack Loya                  77:21
    Bettac Family                  DNF        (did not punch 39)
    David John                     DNF        (punched 39 instead of 40 and vice versa)

Orange - Intermediate Course: 14 controls 3.9 km
  1 Sanae Rogers                   65:28
  2 Johnson & Witalis              77:40
  3 Jason Karger                   99:50
  4 M. Wohlwood                    123:22

Green - Short Advanced Course: 16 controls 4.6 km
  1 Andreas Johansson              45:09
  2 Fred Mailey                NEO 57:18
  3 Vera Yodivina                  72:48
    Dominic Conte                  DNF        (No Start punch)

Red - Longer Advanced Course: 18 controls 5.2 km
  1 Todd Pownell                   50:47
  2 Bob Boltz                      52:40
  3 Caleb Freeman                  67:27
  4 Dan Freeman                    67:36
  5 Charlotte Chung                70:27
  6 Rich Perrenoud                 73:14
  7 Randy Mitchell             NEO 77:45
  8 John Hoffman                   79:09
  9 Gil Even                       83:06
 10 Richard Davies                 103:27

PHOTOS

[envira-gallery id=”1108″]

RESOURCES