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Re: Notable QOC results at Keystone Capers

Jon
 

On Wed, Jun 29, 2011 at 8:57 PM, Peggy Dickison <pdickison@...> wrote:
 

By the way, I have awards for Addie, Tom N, Chuck, and Patti. I'll bring them with me to upcoming SSS events until everyone gets theirs.
One correction: Ken Jr. was 3rd in M21.
Peggy

Oops.  At least I upgraded his result instead of downgrading it with the typo/lack of proofreading. 

Jon


Re: Notable QOC results at Keystone Capers

Peggy Dickison
 

By the way, I have awards for Addie, Tom N, Chuck, and Patti. I'll bring them with me to upcoming SSS events until everyone gets theirs.
One correction: Ken Jr. was 3rd in M21.
Peggy

On Jun 27, 2011, at 10:58 PM, "bcebolog" <jon.torrance@...> wrote:

 

A tolerably large QOC contingent took part in WPOC's Keystone Capers A meet this past weekend and the following QOC members placed in their respective categories

Addie Nolan 3rd F-16
Peggy Dickison 3rd F21+
Patricia Mace 3rd F45+
Kathleen Lennon 1st F50+
Ken Walker Jr 1st M21+
Tom Strat 1st M50+
Tom Nolan 2nd M50+
Chuck Ferguson 1st M70+

Congratulations to the lot of them. Looking forward, our local summer series will resume this coming weekend and continue throughout the summer but a more immediate concern is that the early registration deadline for the Canal Cities Orienteering Festival, including the US Classic Champs and the OUSA convention, is this Thursday. There'll no doubt be even more QOC members attending those than this past weekend but a few more wouldn't hurt - it's definitely a the more the merrier proposition. See many of you there as well as at the summer series events this coming weekend.

Jon


Re: SSS Pohick Camiping Training Weekend

Peggy Dickison
 

I plan to run all three events.

Peggy

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Quantico_Orienteering_Club@... [mailto:Quantico_Orienteering_Club@...] On Behalf Of nadim@...
Sent: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 4:35 PM
To: Quantico_Orienteering_Club@...
Subject: [Quantico_Orienteering_Club] SSS Pohick Camiping Training Weekend

 

 

I have received several RSVPs so if you've already sent one, you don't need to do so again. However, if you’re coming to the Summer Short Series Pohick, VA Camping Weekend training events this holiday weekend and haven't already done so, please remember to RSVP me by early Friday so that we’ll have enough maps.  The events are as follows:

 

Saturday   Pohick Regional Park at 4pm,   Pohick Bay Dr. just north of the mini-golf course
Sunday      Mason Neck State Park at 4pm,  starting from an external access point which will be updated later
Monday      Meadowood at 10am,  at Harley Rd., near the intersection with Gunston Rd.

 

Bringing your own map case is advisable.  The Mason Neck event will be a score-O.  All events are informal training sessions that will emphasize advanced navigation techniques.  Donations supporting US Team competition will be accepted. 

 

Apart from the advanced orienteering training, a few participants will be camping, trail running, using the water parks, and enjoying boating/sailing/canoeing in the river. 

 

Thanks,

Nadim


SSS Pohick Camiping Training Weekend

Nadim Ahmed
 

I have received several RSVPs so if you've already sent one, you don't need to do so again. However, if you’re coming to the Summer Short Series Pohick, VA Camping Weekend training events this holiday weekend and haven't already done so, please remember to RSVP me by early Friday so that we’ll have enough maps.  The events are as follows:

 

Saturday   Pohick Regional Park at 4pm,   Pohick Bay Dr. just north of the mini-golf course
Sunday      Mason Neck State Park at 4pm,  starting from an external access point which will be updated later
Monday      Meadowood at 10am,  at Harley Rd., near the intersection with Gunston Rd.

 

Bringing your own map case is advisable.  The Mason Neck event will be a score-O.  All events are informal training sessions that will emphasize advanced navigation techniques.  Donations supporting US Team competition will be accepted. 

 

Apart from the advanced orienteering training, a few participants will be camping, trail running, using the water parks, and enjoying boating/sailing/canoeing in the river. 

 

Thanks,

Nadim


Notable QOC results at Keystone Capers

Jon
 

A tolerably large QOC contingent took part in WPOC's Keystone Capers A meet this past weekend and the following QOC members placed in their respective categories

Addie Nolan 3rd F-16
Peggy Dickison 3rd F21+
Patricia Mace 3rd F45+
Kathleen Lennon 1st F50+
Ken Walker Jr 1st M21+
Tom Strat 1st M50+
Tom Nolan 2nd M50+
Chuck Ferguson 1st M70+

Congratulations to the lot of them. Looking forward, our local summer series will resume this coming weekend and continue throughout the summer but a more immediate concern is that the early registration deadline for the Canal Cities Orienteering Festival, including the US Classic Champs and the OUSA convention, is this Thursday. There'll no doubt be even more QOC members attending those than this past weekend but a few more wouldn't hurt - it's definitely a the more the merrier proposition. See many of you there as well as at the summer series events this coming weekend.

Jon


Re: Summer Short Series -- Schedule so far

Nadim Ahmed
 

If you’re coming to the Pohick Camping Weekend training events, even if just for the training and not the camping, please RSVP so we’ll have enough maps.  I anticipate that there will mostly be advanced level training though individual course setters will provide their own details.  Besides the boating and min-golf, there is a nice cool pool, cycling, disc and regular golf there too.  Nearby are places to go out to eat after the training events. 

 

Nadim

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Quantico_Orienteering_Club@... [mailto:Quantico_Orienteering_Club@...] On Behalf Of Peggy Dickison
Sent:
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 12:28 PM
To: Quantico_Orienteering_Club@...
Cc: michelle.svoboda@...
Subject: [Quantico_Orienteering_Club] Summer Short Series -- Schedule so far

 

 

Hi all,

 

We had a great start to the summer series last Saturday, with a new map at Cabin John Park (one of many made by Nadim Ahmed J ) and a large crowd of participants. The rest of the summer is shaping up to be just as good. Here’s the schedule as I know it now. Details for each event will be sent out closer to each one.

 

This coming weekend there is no SSS, as there’s an A meet near Pittsburgh many of us are attending.

 

July 2-3-4: Camping weekend at Pohick. Camping is optional of course. Some of us will be camping in the overflow area (not group camping); if you’re interested in camping, make reservations with the park. You may participate in any or all of the training events.

Nadim Ahmed is the weekend organizer. There may be other fun activities, like mini golf or boat rental, also available.

            2 – Pohick Bay, 4 pm  (host/setter: Jon Torrance)

            3 – Mason Neck, 4 pm (host/setter: Tom Strat)

            4 – Meadowood, 10 am  (host/setter: Peggy Dickison)

July 9 --  Rockburn Park, MD (new map!) (host/setter: Ted Good)

July 16 – Wheaton, MD (host/setter: Mark Mace)

July 23 – Lake Needwood, MD (expanded map!) (host/setter: Nadim Ahmed)

July 30 – nothing scheduled, US Champs in New York

August 6 – nothing scheduled, Canal Cities Challenge in New York

August 13 – date still available

August 20 – Squirrel Kill (host/setter: Ted Good)

August 27 – Street o’, Virginia (hosts/setters: Gary Smith & Karla Hulett)

 

If you’re interested in hosting, there’s one free date, plus the three weekends of A meets (no problem having SSS events conflicting; the turnout may be smaller). Just let me know.

 

Your friendly Summer Short Series Mistress,

Peggy Dickison


Summer Short Series -- Schedule so far

Peggy Dickison
 

Hi all,

 

We had a great start to the summer series last Saturday, with a new map at Cabin John Park (one of many made by Nadim Ahmed J ) and a large crowd of participants. The rest of the summer is shaping up to be just as good. Here’s the schedule as I know it now. Details for each event will be sent out closer to each one.

 

This coming weekend there is no SSS, as there’s an A meet near Pittsburgh many of us are attending.

 

July 2-3-4: Camping weekend at Pohick. Camping is optional of course. Some of us will be camping in the overflow area (not group camping); if you’re interested in camping, make reservations with the park. You may participate in any or all of the training events.

Nadim Ahmed is the weekend organizer. There may be other fun activities, like mini golf or boat rental, also available.

            2 – Pohick Bay, 4 pm  (host/setter: Jon Torrance)

            3 – Mason Neck, 4 pm (host/setter: Tom Strat)

            4 – Meadowood, 10 am  (host/setter: Peggy Dickison)

July 9 --  Rockburn Park, MD (new map!) (host/setter: Ted Good)

July 16 – Wheaton, MD (host/setter: Mark Mace)

July 23 – Lake Needwood, MD (expanded map!) (host/setter: Nadim Ahmed)

July 30 – nothing scheduled, US Champs in New York

August 6 – nothing scheduled, Canal Cities Challenge in New York

August 13 – date still available

August 20 – Squirrel Kill (host/setter: Ted Good)

August 27 – Street o’, Virginia (hosts/setters: Gary Smith & Karla Hulett)

 

If you’re interested in hosting, there’s one free date, plus the three weekends of A meets (no problem having SSS events conflicting; the turnout may be smaller). Just let me know.

 

Your friendly Summer Short Series Mistress,

Peggy Dickison


Two events this weekend

Jon
 

A note for anyone not in the habit of looking at the QOC web site outside the regular season - in addition to the Summer Series event on Saturday afternoon, courtesy of Nadim Ahmed, Tim Gilbert will put on a night-O tomorrow (Friday) evening in Richmond. Further details are on the web site, including a link with which to contact Tim if you don't find what's there sufficient.


Re: SSS-Cabin John

Cindy
 

Nadim:

YES - Please count me in.  Thanks you for the first training event of the summer series. 

Mike Ford


-----Original Message-----
From: Nadim Ahmed
Sent: Jun 14, 2011 2:37 AM
To: Quantico_Orienteering_Club@...
Subject: [Quantico_Orienteering_Club] SSS-Cabin John

 

You’re invited to join the first Summer Short Series training event for 2011:

 

When:              Saturday, June 18, 2011at 4pm. 

Training:           This approximately one hour training event is for advanced and intermediate runners.  Two courses with shared controls and similar layouts are offered.  The focus of this training is map reading and to do it, a two sided map will be provided.  One side will show trails while the other does not.  You are to use the side that does not show the many trails that exist. 

·        4.3K, 12 controls, 85m

·        5.2K, 14 controls, 140m

A 1:5,000 or 1:7,500 map with 5m. contours will be provided.  The area was field checked during the winter and spring of 2011.  Both small and regular size controls will be used.  Cabin John Regional Park is largely a stream valley park.  It’s narrow in the extreme north so expect to get your feet wet at several stream crossings.  Also expect to climb a few moderate hills.  O-pants and gaiters are recommended. 

Where:             Cabin John Regional Park playground. 

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=7400+tuckerman+lane,+rockville,+maryland&sll=39.035301,-77.150022&sspn=0.103485,0.114841&ie=UTF8&ll=39.037137,-77.14824&spn=0.051734,0.057421&z=14&om=1

The parking area located on the south side of Tuckerman Lane is popular for picnics, the large play ground, and a kiddie train.  The park has not been fully field checked so only the area on the north side of Tuckerman La. that has been fully field checked, will be used for the training.  There are bathrooms near the playground. 

Directions:        From the east on the Capital Beltway, take Old Georgetown Rd. north to Tuckerman La. then follow it west until just past West Lake Dr.  Turn left at the parking lot entrance and park near the playground on your right.  From the south on the Capital Beltway, follow I-270 north to Democracy Blvd.  Turn left or west on Democracy Blvd., the right on Westlake Dr. which is just after Montgomery Mall.  Next turn left on Tuckerman La. and left again into the parking area.  Park on the right side, near the playground. 

How:               If possible, RSVP to nadim@... by Friday night (sooner is better) so that I can have enough maps for everyone.  Please bring a map case if you can too.  I’ll try to have some available.  A donation is requested all of which will go to supporting Orienteering Team members.  If people are inclined after finishing their course, we will decide on a place to eat and socialize after control pickup. 

 

Nadim


SSS-Cabin John

Nadim Ahmed
 

You’re invited to join the first Summer Short Series training event for 2011:

 

When:              Saturday, June 18, 2011at 4pm. 

Training:           This approximately one hour training event is for advanced and intermediate runners.  Two courses with shared controls and similar layouts are offered.  The focus of this training is map reading and to do it, a two sided map will be provided.  One side will show trails while the other does not.  You are to use the side that does not show the many trails that exist. 

·        4.3K, 12 controls, 85m

·        5.2K, 14 controls, 140m

A 1:5,000 or 1:7,500 map with 5m. contours will be provided.  The area was field checked during the winter and spring of 2011.  Both small and regular size controls will be used.  Cabin John Regional Park is largely a stream valley park.  It’s narrow in the extreme north so expect to get your feet wet at several stream crossings.  Also expect to climb a few moderate hills.  O-pants and gaiters are recommended. 

Where:             Cabin John Regional Park playground. 

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=7400+tuckerman+lane,+rockville,+maryland&sll=39.035301,-77.150022&sspn=0.103485,0.114841&ie=UTF8&ll=39.037137,-77.14824&spn=0.051734,0.057421&z=14&om=1

The parking area located on the south side of Tuckerman Lane is popular for picnics, the large play ground, and a kiddie train.  The park has not been fully field checked so only the area on the north side of Tuckerman La. that has been fully field checked, will be used for the training.  There are bathrooms near the playground. 

Directions:        From the east on the Capital Beltway, take Old Georgetown Rd. north to Tuckerman La. then follow it west until just past West Lake Dr.  Turn left at the parking lot entrance and park near the playground on your right.  From the south on the Capital Beltway, follow I-270 north to Democracy Blvd.  Turn left or west on Democracy Blvd., the right on Westlake Dr. which is just after Montgomery Mall.  Next turn left on Tuckerman La. and left again into the parking area.  Park on the right side, near the playground. 

How:               If possible, RSVP to nadim@... by Friday night (sooner is better) so that I can have enough maps for everyone.  Please bring a map case if you can too.  I’ll try to have some available.  A donation is requested all of which will go to supporting Orienteering Team members.  If people are inclined after finishing their course, we will decide on a place to eat and socialize after control pickup. 

 

Nadim


Re: [QOC_BOD] Donate to US team?

Jan Merka
 

I agree with the donation capped at $2000 and prefer the 75-25% split between
senior and junior teems.

Jan

On Saturday, June 11, 2011, Michael Newman wrote:
All,

I agree with Dave's phrasing below. Max donation of $2000. I also have no
strong opinion about the split among the teams.

Mike N.



To: QOC_BOD@yahoogroups.com
From: dhauver@gmail.com
Date: Sat, 11 Jun 2011 09:40:21 -0400
Subject: Re: [QOC_BOD] Donate to US team?






I also vote yes for $1,000 with up to $1,000 in matching funds for other
clubs. I have no strong feelings on the exact split between the junior
and senior teams.

Dave


On Sat, Jun 11, 2011 at 8:04 AM, Vic Culp (Race Timing Unlimited)
<vic@farc.org> wrote:

I vote yes for donation of $1000 and a potential additional $1000.

Jon, once you get a consensus, email me the address to mail the initial
$1000 check.


Thx
Vic

-----Original Message-----
From: Jon Torrance [mailto:jon.torrance@gmail.com]

Sent: Friday, June 10, 2011 10:02 PM
To: QOC_BOD@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [QOC_BOD] Donate to US team?


That is the intent.

On Fri, Jun 10, 2011 at 10:00 PM, Greg Lennon <greg_lennon@yahoo.com>
wrote:
I vote "aye", assuming the intent of the language is to cap the total
contribution to $2,000 (regardless of how many other clubs contribute
matching funds).

-Greg

--- On *Fri, 6/10/11, Jon Torrance <jon.torrance@gmail.com>* wrote:


From: Jon Torrance <jon.torrance@gmail.com>


Subject: Re: [QOC_BOD] Donate to US team?

To: QOC_BOD@yahoogroups.com
Date: Friday, June 10, 2011, 9:43 PM





All,

Having let getting through to the end of the season distract me, it
seems Mike, David and I are in favour of making a donation to the US
teams the same as we apparently voted on last year but somehow failed
to follow through on. No one has expressed opposition, either
substantive or on procedural grounds (i.e. claiming we shouldn't vote
on this by email), but three people definitely in favour isn't quite
as many as strikes me as desirable. Will no one else weigh in? The
proposal is that QO donate $1,000 to OUSA, to be divided evenly
between the senior and junior teams and offer to match other club's
donations up to $500 for each team.

Jon
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Announcement

mmorienteer
 

We forgot to make an announcement last Sunday at the Jug Bay.  Tom Wells, Mark Mace and I from QOC are going to World Deaf Orienteering Championships in Ukraine on July 24 - 31.  We are looking forward for more trainings with SSS (Summer Short Series) in next few weeks.  We will be competing against 15+ countries.  More info on www.deafsport.org.ua/orient/

Thanks,
~Patti Mace
www.usadeaforienteering.org  
Go Orienteering!


50% off entry fee for Keystone Caper June event near Pittsburgh

Greg Lennon
 

As it says on the flyer (see attachment), You've tried orienteering and liked it. Maybe
you've run a couple of local meets. Now is your chance to step-it-up
and participate in an A-meet, i.e. a nationally sanctioned orienteering event.

To sweeten the deal Orienteering USA will take 50% off of your entry fee. The offer is valid only if it is your first A-meet. Full details are within the attached 50% off coupon.

When and where is the Keystone Capers A-Meet? June 25-26, in western Pennsylvania. Details about this event are on the Keystone Capers website. Register online by June 19, or register at the event.

There hasn't been an event of this type in western Pennsylvania in 30 years, and it's certainly close enough for most QOC members to drive to, so expect to see a lot of friendly fellow QOC folks there!




2011 Summer Short Series

Peggy Dickison
 

With the regular orienteering season coming to a close, it is time once again to think about summer orienteering! Keep your skills and fitness up through the hot months and be ready for the US Champs and fall events. As a bonus, enjoy socializing in a smaller group with like-minded friends.
 
The QOC Summer Short Series (SSS) consists of (almost) weekly training events geared toward improving advanced orienteering techniques. Rather than just run a standard color course, training exercises often focus on specific techniques. The training generally takes between 30 minutes and an hour to complete. Advanced navigation skills are usually required, as controls may just be streamers or mini-controls. Those who are not quite at the advanced level yet are welcome to join us as well.

As in most years, this year we'll feature maps and areas used only for the SSS and we'll debut at least one brand new map. Events usually are held on Saturdays in the late afternoon (4 is the usual time), followed by a group dinner at a nearby eatery (optional, of course, and non-participating friends and family are more than welcome to join us).

If you would like to host an event, send me an email (pdickison at comcast dot net) with your preferred location and date. The events are low-key, with a small number of participants, and need not be elaborate. I can fill you in on how to put on an event, if you're not sure what it entails.

Here's the summer schedule, with some SSS events already on the calendar, and with other events either nearby or of significant interest, for your planning purposes.

June 11-12 (Fin 5-Day; Badger OC Training Camp; 12-DVOA Nolde Forest)
June 18 -- Cabin John Regional Park (new map & area!; Nadim Ahmed) (Jukola relay in Finland)
June 25-26 (WPOC A meet near Pittsburgh)
July 2-4  -- A SSS first: camping weekend! For those interested, we'll camp at Pohick Bay and have training on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday at Pohick, Meadowood, and Mason Neck. The specifics are not set, so if you're interested in setting at one of the parks, let me know. Also, let me or Nadim (nadim at comcast dot net) know if you'd like to camp and which nights. We're staying in the public campground, not the group campground. Of course, you can attend all three days' worth of events, two, or just one, and sleep at your house or wherever you'd like!
July 9-10 (6 Days of Austria; 10-DVOA Gould Run)
July 16 -- Wheaton Regional Park (Mark Mace) (Western Canadian Champs, Whitehorse, Canada)
July 23-24 (Canadian Champs, Whitehorse; Oringen, Sweden; 24-DVOA French Creak East)
July 30-31 (US Classic Champs, NY)
August 6-7 (Canal Cities Challenge, NY; 7-DVOA Mount Penn)
August 13-14 (World O' Champs, France)
August 20-21 (Dakota Rogaine Champs; Leadville 100 mile trail race; 21-DVOA French Creek Central)
August 27-28 (CNYO Rogaine)

Cost: The price remains stable at a requested donation amount of $5. All the proceeds (and almost all of it is proceeds) go to support the US Team (this year including our own Ken Walker, Jr. ... yes, he runs for CSU but he started here and lives here now!); as such, any money above $1, the cost of the map, can be considered a charitable donation.

Let's enjoy another great summer in the area's lovely woods!
Peggy Dickison, SSS Mistress


The Chase

Jon
 

The regular QOC 2010-2011 season ends this Sunday at Jug Bay with our annual general meeting at 11:30am followed by the traditional Chase event at noon and subsequent potluck picnic. All are welcome to participate, whether QOC member or not. Details are on the QOC web site, with the exception of information about the promised "kid-oriented events", which we'll have to bestir ourselves to publish ASAP.

I hope to see many of you at the event. If not, then at one of the Summer Series events our SS Mistress will be overseeing, or at the WPOC A meet later this month, or the Canal Cities Orienteering Festival in late July/early August or in the QOC season to come starting in September, for which the proposed schedule should be online within the next couple of weeks. Cheers.

Jon


Reminder - WPOC A meet early registration deadline

Jon
 

In case anyone is in danger of forgetting in the course of enjoying the onset of a long weekend, we have until the end of Saturday (tomorrow) to register at earlybird rates for the WPOC A meet to be held near Pittsburgh the last weekend of June. This will be almost as close to our usual stomping grounds as a national event ever gets without our putting it on ourselves so hopefully lots of QOC members will be able to get away from the DC area heat to the hills of Pennsylvania and attend.

Jon


Services for QOC Member Mikhail "Misha" Matveev

Greg Lennon
 

Dear QOC members,

It is with a very heavy heart that I share the sad news that club member Mikhail "Misha" Matveev passed away suddenly on May 17th.  Originally from Russia, Misha was a math professor at George Mason University.  He and his wife Evgenia and daughter Maria attended many meets over the years and were always happy to volunteer.  He will be missed greatly.

Please see Evgenia's message below for service information. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to their home address:

Evgenia and Maria Matveeva

700 Baltimore Road

Rockville, MD 20850


Thank you for keeping them in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. 

 Heidi Onkst, QOC Volunteer Coordinator

**************************************************************************************

Dear Friends and Fellow Orienteers,

As you may know, Misha Matveev passed away Monday, May 17th, from a heart condition. He was found in his office at approximately 1:00am on May 17.

Misha orienteered for about30 years, first at Moscow RUSSIA (Moscow State University), then LAOC (Los Angeles Orienteering Club), and then QOC.

He will be cremated and the funeral will take place here in Rockville, Maryland. We will have another funeral in Moscow, Russia for his family and friends there.

The funeral date in Rockville is Friday, May 27th at 12:00pm at the Parklawn Memorial Park Cemetery (12800 Veirs Mill Road, Rockville, MD 20853).  Thank you very much for your cards and flowers, we will bring them there.

There will be a memorial service on Friday, June 3rdat George Mason University.  We do not know what time it will be, but we will let you know as soon as possible. We assume it will be during the daytime because the Mathematics department is hosting the service.

It would be of great support to us to see you at the funeral in Rockville or at the memorial service in Fairfax or both.

Please let us know if any of you plan to attend the funeral in Rockville on Friday, May 27th so that we can notify the director of the approximate number of people expected.

Thank you,

Evgenia "Eva" Matveeva (evgenia_matveeva@...)

and

Maria Matveeva (rgbcolor@...)


QOC's Battle at Balls Bluff: This Sunday!

Greg Lennon
 

Head out to Balls Bluff Battlefield Park, near Leesburg VA, for classic orienteering courses (beginner to advanced) this Sunday.

Designed by course setter Don Davis, 5 courses (white, yellow, orange, green and red) will challenge you to battle the at-times-steep terrain. E-punching will be used; start anytime between Noon - 2pm, and be out of the woods by 4pm.

Carpooling is especially encouraged for this meet, due to limited parking immediately adjacent to the registration area, but it's just a short walk (0.25 miles) from the cul-de-sac near neighborhood parking just outside the park.

Full course details are here on the QOC website; no need to pre-register (unless you're bringing a large group), so just show up at this penultimate event of the season.

Nearby Event of Note: The Loudoun County Spring Farm Tour takes place 10am - 4pm May 21 and May 22. See their website for details about all the farms (and vineyards) open for visiting, many relatively close to our orienteering event.

Driving details: take Route 7 west toward Leesburg, then Route 15 Bypass north. Turn right on Battlefield Parkway and left on Ball's Bluff Road. The park is located at the end of the street.


Re: College Park this Sunday

Jon
 

Marsha,

We do still have the schedule and more detailed event information on our web site, now to be found at http://qocweb.org/.  Cheers.

Jon

On Mon, May 16, 2011 at 7:28 AM, Marsha Draa <marsha@...> wrote:
 

Good morning, you are sending this to my work address.  By the time I get them on Monday morning, the event is over.  I feel that I am missing something.  Was there a time that you went to some type of website that has a notification?  Please let me know if there is somewhere that I can check about upcoming events. 

 

From: Quantico_Orienteering_Club@... [mailto:Quantico_Orienteering_Club@...] On Behalf Of bcebolog
Sent: Friday, May 13, 2011 5:36 PM
To: Quantico_Orienteering_Club@...
Subject: [Quantico_Orienteering_Club] College Park this Sunday

 

 

I cannot tell a lie and the specific lie I cannot tell is that it's guaranteed to be sunny all this Sunday late morning and afternoon during our score-O event on the University of Maryland, College Park campus. For telling other lies, I offer very reasonable rates but can't guarantee convincing delivery.

In fact, as of this writing the weather forecast no longer predicts thunderstorms on Sunday but still says there's a 60% chance of showers and weather.com gives a 30% chance of precipitation for all of the hours from 7am through 12pm (the current limit of their hourly forecast), i.e. maybe we'll be rained on during the event, maybe not. While studded shoes aren't recommended on account of all the pavement, some kind of shoes that will give traction on wet grass are probably a good idea. And a change of clothes. And perhaps an umbrella for before and after your run.

The event will be a one hour score-O with 30 controls, start window noon to 2pm. The start and finish will be the same place as usual by the tennis courts on the west side of the Cole Field House with ample free parking in the lots immediately to the west. Further details are on the QOC web site. We'll hope some of you can make it, rain or shine.



Re: College Park this Sunday

Marsha Draa <marsha@...>
 

Good morning, you are sending this to my work address.  By the time I get them on Monday morning, the event is over.  I feel that I am missing something.  Was there a time that you went to some type of website that has a notification?  Please let me know if there is somewhere that I can check about upcoming events. 

 

From: Quantico_Orienteering_Club@... [mailto:Quantico_Orienteering_Club@...] On Behalf Of bcebolog
Sent: Friday, May 13, 2011 5:36 PM
To: Quantico_Orienteering_Club@...
Subject: [Quantico_Orienteering_Club] College Park this Sunday

 

 

I cannot tell a lie and the specific lie I cannot tell is that it's guaranteed to be sunny all this Sunday late morning and afternoon during our score-O event on the University of Maryland, College Park campus. For telling other lies, I offer very reasonable rates but can't guarantee convincing delivery.

In fact, as of this writing the weather forecast no longer predicts thunderstorms on Sunday but still says there's a 60% chance of showers and weather.com gives a 30% chance of precipitation for all of the hours from 7am through 12pm (the current limit of their hourly forecast), i.e. maybe we'll be rained on during the event, maybe not. While studded shoes aren't recommended on account of all the pavement, some kind of shoes that will give traction on wet grass are probably a good idea. And a change of clothes. And perhaps an umbrella for before and after your run.

The event will be a one hour score-O with 30 controls, start window noon to 2pm. The start and finish will be the same place as usual by the tennis courts on the west side of the Cole Field House with ample free parking in the lots immediately to the west. Further details are on the QOC web site. We'll hope some of you can make it, rain or shine.

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