Date   

Summer Series Training Sat Aug 3rd 4:00 pm

tdgood2
 

The next Summer Series is this Saturday, Aug 3rd. Gather at 4:00 pm for instructions. If you plan to attend please send me an email "tedgood@comcast.net".


Training
The training will use a new urban map to focus on geometric orienteering. The intent is for everyone to use the features to navigate instead of a relying on a compass and bearing. Judge where you are based on the features. E.G. Run along building then angle away from the building. Constantly orient the map based on the features to keep track of where you are located. No compasses on the course. Not that it matters as there are no north lines on the map.
Everyone should run with their head held high looking forward. Practice getting into and out of the control as quick as possible. Don't approach a control until you know the direction/angle you plan to leave.
Running shoes (no spikes) and shorts are all that is needed. No ticks, no chiggers, no forest; just grass, parking lots, and trails.


Courses:
Training will have two training loops followed by an optional sprint course.
• Training Loops: 0.7K each
• Short Sprint: 2.74K
• Long Sprint 3.65K

Location:
Columbia Technology Park
7125 Riverwood Road
Columbia, Maryland.

This area is off Maryland Route 32, just east of Maryland RT 29, (between 29 and Interstate 95).
Take Rt 32 to Shaker Drive/Eden Brook Drive south. Turn right onto Old Columbia Road. Go to Riverwood drive and turn left. We are meeting at the 2nd parking lot on the left.

There are no facilities (bathrooms or water).


Map:
• Scale: 1:5,000
• Contours: 2 meter (i.e. 1 Ted Tall), done by hand
• There are no north/south lines on the map. For control descriptions assume top of map is north when it really isn't.
• Not mapped: lamp posts, fire hydrants, road signs.
• Manmade objects. Almost all `X's are green electrical/junction boxes or concrete drainage boxes. When there are multiple Electrical junction boxes close together a single X is used. All junction boxes are larger than 1 meter with many 2 meter tall. The drainage boxes are in the bottom of depressions.
• Rocks are small in height but very noticeable. They are often wider than tall.
• Sidewalks along parking lots are treated as part of the parking lot on the map.

Vegetation:
• Everything is open: Either open, or open with scattered trees. No yellow will impede you.
• Open w/Scattered trees could be mapped as forest in some cases but as it is wide open and usually has grass I made it open w/scattered trees.
• Green areas have thorns and poison Ivy, and will slow you down. It isn't recommended to try to `punch' through.
• There isn't any "out of bound" vegetation areas but could be. Running on mulch is fine but don't run on any actual flowers.

Post Run Activities:
There will be some sort of eating afterward. I haven't fully checked out what is best yet.


Re: Summer Series- Aug 3rd

Don Fish
 

Hi Ted, 

Sounds like a fun training activity.  Please count me in.

Don


On Tue, Jul 23, 2013 at 10:05 PM, tdgood2 <tedgood@...> wrote:
 

Folks,
The next Summer Series is Aug 3rd. Since I will be out of town for awhile I wanted to get the announcement out ahead of time. If you plan to attend send me an email "tedgood@..."

Training
The training will use a new urban map to focus on geometric orienteering. The intent is for everyone to use the features to navigate instead of a relying on a compass and bearing. Judge where you are based on the features. E.G. Run along building then angle away from the building. Constantly orient the map based on the features to keep track of where you are located. No compasses on the course. Not that it matters as there are no north lines on the map.
Everyone should run with their head held high looking forward. Practice getting into and out of the control as quick as possible. Don't approach a control until you know the direction/angle you plan to leave.
Running shoes (no spikes) and shorts are all that is needed. No ticks, no chiggers, no forest; just grass, parking lots, and trails.

Courses:
Training will have two training loops followed by an optional sprint course.
• Training Loops: 0.7K each
• Short Sprint: 2.74K
• Long Sprint 3.65K

Location:
Columbia Technology Park
7125 Riverwood Road
Columbia, Maryland.

This area is off Maryland Route 32, just east of Maryland RT 29, (between 29 and Interstate 95).
Take Rt 32 to Shaker Drive/Eden Brook Drive south. Turn right onto Old Columbia Road. Go to Riverwood drive and turn left. We are meeting at the 2nd parking lot on the left.

There are no facilities (bathrooms or water).

Map:
• Scale: 1:5,000
• Contours: 2 meter (i.e. 1 Ted Tall), done by hand
• There are no north/south lines on the map. For control descriptions assume top of map is north when it really isn't.
• Not mapped: lamp posts, fire hydrants, road signs.
• Manmade objects. Almost all `X's are green electrical/junction boxes or concrete drainage boxes. When there are multiple Electrical junction boxes close together a single X is used. All junction boxes are larger than 1 meter with many 2 meter tall. The drainage boxes are in the bottom of depressions.
• Rocks are small in height but very noticeable. They are often wider than tall.
• Sidewalks along parking lots are treated as part of the parking lot on the map.

Vegetation:
• Everything is open. Either open, or open with scattered trees. No yellow will impede you.
• Open w/Scattered trees could be mapped as forest in some cases but as it is wide open and usually has grass I made it open w/scattered trees.
• Green areas have thorns and poison Ivy, and will slow you down. It isn't recommended to try to `punch' through.
• There isn't any "out of bound" vegetation areas but could be. Running on mulch is fine but don't run on any actual flowers.

Post Run Activities:
There will be some sort of eating afterward. I haven't fully checked out what is best yet.



Summer Series- Aug 3rd

tdgood2
 

Folks,
The next Summer Series is Aug 3rd. Since I will be out of town for awhile I wanted to get the announcement out ahead of time. If you plan to attend send me an email "tedgood@comcast.net"


Training
The training will use a new urban map to focus on geometric orienteering. The intent is for everyone to use the features to navigate instead of a relying on a compass and bearing. Judge where you are based on the features. E.G. Run along building then angle away from the building. Constantly orient the map based on the features to keep track of where you are located. No compasses on the course. Not that it matters as there are no north lines on the map.
Everyone should run with their head held high looking forward. Practice getting into and out of the control as quick as possible. Don't approach a control until you know the direction/angle you plan to leave.
Running shoes (no spikes) and shorts are all that is needed. No ticks, no chiggers, no forest; just grass, parking lots, and trails.


Courses:
Training will have two training loops followed by an optional sprint course.
• Training Loops: 0.7K each
• Short Sprint: 2.74K
• Long Sprint 3.65K

Location:
Columbia Technology Park
7125 Riverwood Road
Columbia, Maryland.

This area is off Maryland Route 32, just east of Maryland RT 29, (between 29 and Interstate 95).
Take Rt 32 to Shaker Drive/Eden Brook Drive south. Turn right onto Old Columbia Road. Go to Riverwood drive and turn left. We are meeting at the 2nd parking lot on the left.

There are no facilities (bathrooms or water).


Map:
• Scale: 1:5,000
• Contours: 2 meter (i.e. 1 Ted Tall), done by hand
• There are no north/south lines on the map. For control descriptions assume top of map is north when it really isn't.
• Not mapped: lamp posts, fire hydrants, road signs.
• Manmade objects. Almost all `X's are green electrical/junction boxes or concrete drainage boxes. When there are multiple Electrical junction boxes close together a single X is used. All junction boxes are larger than 1 meter with many 2 meter tall. The drainage boxes are in the bottom of depressions.
• Rocks are small in height but very noticeable. They are often wider than tall.
• Sidewalks along parking lots are treated as part of the parking lot on the map.

Vegetation:
• Everything is open. Either open, or open with scattered trees. No yellow will impede you.
• Open w/Scattered trees could be mapped as forest in some cases but as it is wide open and usually has grass I made it open w/scattered trees.
• Green areas have thorns and poison Ivy, and will slow you down. It isn't recommended to try to `punch' through.
• There isn't any "out of bound" vegetation areas but could be. Running on mulch is fine but don't run on any actual flowers.

Post Run Activities:
There will be some sort of eating afterward. I haven't fully checked out what is best yet.


Re: Digest Number 1170

michaelpress
 

This is right in my backyard (literally)!  I'd love to participate but will be out of town.

I do trail maintenance in the park and recently blogged about some steppingstone bridges I built - http://greymatter.appirio.com/2013/06/trail-maintenance-using-agile-software.html .  Hopefully they'll be useful for the event.

Nadim, I'll be happy to help with future events here.  In the meantime, I'd love to get a copy of your map.

Thanks,
Michael


From: "Quantico_Orienteering_Club@..."
To: Quantico_Orienteering_Club@...
Sent: Thursday, July 18, 2013 9:33 AM
Subject: [Quantico_Orienteering_Club] Digest Number 1170

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Digest #1170

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1a

Re: 20 July: Summer Short Series - Route Choice

Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:38 pm (PDT) . Posted by:

"Nadim Ahmed" nadimahmed40

There is still some room for others to join the SSS training this weekend.
If you're planning on participating, here are further details but you must
let me know by Friday.

Muddy Branch SSS

4pm, Saturday, July 20th, 2013

Gathering Place:

Dufief Elementary School, Gaithersburg, MD 45354; in the parking lot

Parking/Directions

http://binged. it/13LO61Y

or

https://maps. google.com/ maps?daddr= 39.101074, -77.237831
<https://maps. google.com/ maps?daddr= 39.101074, -77.237831&hl= en&sll=39. 101146
,-77.237685&sspn= 0.001107, 0.002395&t= h&mra=mift&mrsp= 1&sz=19&z= 19>
&hl=en&sll=39. 101146,-77. 237685&sspn= 0.001107, 0.002395&t= h&mra=mift&mrsp= 1&s
z=19&z=19

Weather - The forecast calls for a high of 94 F; thunderstorms are expected.

Facilities: No restrooms or water facilities are available though some will
be brought to the parking area.

Training Description - Route Choice

A. Participants will warm-up with a 700m walk/jog on roads and paths
from the school/park, down to larger park lands. Muddy Branch Park is a
long stream valley park. It connects to Blockhouse Conservation Park on
Potomac River at one end, and Gaithersburg at the other. The area to be
used is small by local meet standards but large enough for this exercise.
It's also got some very nice open forest. The map was made this summer and
is fairly complete in the area to be used. However additional areas not
being used have yet to be field checked. There are a lot of trails and a
lot of well-defined ditches. A small stream will need to be crossed but no
crossing of the larger creek will be necessary. There is minimal need for
wearing gaiters.

B. At a start area, participants will begin to run at normal classic
course race pace. The total course is approximately 2K. Each leg is to be
timed via epunch if the course setup goes well, or by your own watch.

C. After each leg is run once, the participant is to go back to the start
of the same leg at an easy walk or jog.

D. Next, the participant will run the same course leg again at normal
classic course race pace; and on-the-clock by punching the starting control
again. However the second time, the participant will use a different route.
Running the same leg immediately after running it the first time is
essential to getting the best comparison between routes.

E. Participants will repeat steps B, C, and D until the course is complete
or until ~5:15pm. Because of the repetition of legs going both forwards and
backwards, an approximate 6-7K distance will be traversed while navigating.

F. Participants will walk/jog 700m back to the school.

G. Participants will download their epunch and get a printout or review
their own watch splits.

The analysis of splits on the same legs should let one know what route
direction they are most suited to use. It should also help one understand
how much time one has to make a route decision and to begin to execute it.

Donation

The SSS tradition involves participant contributions; generally $5 per
person. All of the funds contributed go to supporting the US Orienteering
Team to offset the financial burdens of international competitions.

Dinner Plans

Panera Bread, Chipotle, pizza, and many more options are nearby. We'll go
where the group is most in favor of going.

Thanks,

Nadim

From: Nadim Ahmed [mailto:nadim@comcast. net]
Sent: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 12:21 AM
To: 'Quantico_Orienteer ing_Club@ yahoogroups. com'
Subject: [Quantico_Orienteer ing_Club] 20 July: Summer Short Series - Route
Choice

Summer Short Series training moves back into the forest this Saturday, July
20th. Those interested should arrive by 4pm. Details will be forthcoming,
however I'm planning a route choice exercise. Route choice is a somewhat
basic skill, but it is specific to an individual and what is optimal can
change over time. This exercise is being designed to help you know the
options that are better for you, whether it be using a trail/going straight,
going over/around a hill, through/around a reentrant, etc. This will be
suitable for advanced and intermediate orienteers. It will be held at Muddy
Branch Park, in Montgomery County, MD. If interested, let me know please.
To keep this at a manageable size, participation will be limited.

Thanks,

Nadim Ahmed

1b

Re: 20 July: Summer Short Series - Route Choice

Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:18 am (PDT) . Posted by:

"Don Fish" fdonfish

Sounds great! Please count me in.

Don

On Thursday, July 18, 2013, Nadim Ahmed wrote:

> **
>
>
> There is still some room for others to join the SSS training this
> weekend. If you’re planning on participating, here are further details but
> you must let me know by Friday. ****
>
> ** **
>
> ** **
>
> *Muddy Branch SSS*
>
> *4pm, Saturday, July 20th, 2013*
>
> ** **
>
> *Gathering Place*: ****
>
> Dufief Elementary School, Gaithersburg, MD 45354; in the parking lot****
>
> ****
>
> *Parking/Directions * ****
>
> http://binged. it/13LO61Y ****
>
> ** **
>
> or ****
>
> ** **
>
>
> https://maps. google.com/ maps?daddr= 39.101074, -77.237831&hl= en&sll=39. 101146,-77. 237685&sspn= 0.001107, 0.002395&t= h&mra=mift&mrsp= 1&sz=19&z= 19
> ****
>
> * *
>
> *Weather* – The forecast calls for a high of 94 F; thunderstorms are
> expected. ****
>
> ****
>
> *Facilities* : No restrooms or water facilities are available though some
> will be brought to the parking area. ****
>
> ** **
>
> *Training Description - Route Choice*
>
> A. Participants will warm-up with a 700m walk/jog on roads and
> paths from the school/park, down to larger park lands. Muddy Branch Park
> is a long stream valley park. It connects to Blockhouse Conservation Park
> on Potomac River at one end, and Gaithersburg at the other. The area to be
> used is small by local meet standards but large enough for this exercise.
> It’s also got some very nice open forest. The map was made this summer and
> is fairly complete in the area to be used. However additional areas not
> being used have yet to be field checked. There are a lot of trails and a
> lot of well-defined ditches. A small stream will need to be crossed but no
> crossing of the larger creek will be necessary. There is minimal need for
> wearing gaiters. ****
>
> ** **
>
> B. At a start area, participants will begin to run at normal
> classic course race pace. The total course is approximately 2K. Each leg
> is to be timed via epunch if the course setup goes well, or by your own
> watch. ****
>
> ** **
>
> C. After each leg is run once, the participant is to go back to the start
> of the same leg at an easy walk or jog. ****
>
> ** **
>
> D. Next, the participant will run the same course leg again at normal
> classic course race pace; and on-the-clock by punching the starting control
> again. However the second time, the participant will use a different
> route. Running the same leg immediately after running it the first time is
> essential to getting the best comparison between routes. ****
>
> ** **
>
> E. Participants will repeat steps B, C, and D until the course is
> complete or until ~5:15pm. Because of the repetition of legs going both
> forwards and backwards, an approximate 6-7K distance will be traversed
> while navigating. ****
>
> ** **
>
> F. Participants will walk/jog 700m back to the school.****
>
> ** **
>
> G. Participants will download their epunch and get a printout or review
> their own watch splits. ****
>
> ** **
>
> The analysis of splits on the same legs should let one know what route
> direction they are most suited to use. It should also help one understand
> how much time one has to make a route decision and to begin to execute it.
> ****
>
> ** **
>
> *Donation*
>
> The SSS tradition involves participant contributions; generally $5 per
> person. All of the funds contributed go to supporting the US Orienteering
> Team to offset the financial burdens of international competitions. ****
>
> ** **
>
> *Dinner Plans*
>
> Panera Bread, Chipotle, pizza, and many more options are nearby. We’ll go
> where the group is most in favor of going. ****
>
> ** **
>
> ** **
>
> Thanks,****
>
> Nadim****
>
> ** **
>
> *From:* Nadim Ahmed [mailto:nadim@comcast. net > 'nadim@comcast. net');>]
> *Sent:* Tuesday, July 16, 2013 12:21 AM
> *To:* 'Quantico_Orienteer ing_Club@ yahoogroups. com > 'cvml' , 'Quantico_Orienteer ing_Club@ yahoogroups. com');>&# 39;
> *Subject:* [Quantico_Orienteer ing_Club] 20 July: Summer Short Series -
> Route Choice****
>
> ** **
>
> Summer Short Series training moves back into the forest this Saturday,
> July 20th. Those interested should arrive by 4pm. Details will be
> forthcoming, however I’m planning a route choice exercise. Route choice is
> a somewhat basic skill, but it is specific to an individual and what is
> optimal can change over time. This exercise is being designed to help you
> know the options that are better for you, whether it be using a trail/going
> straight, going over/around a hill, through/around a reentrant, etc… This
> will be suitable for advanced and intermediate orienteers. It will be held
> at Muddy Branch Park, in Montgomery County, MD. If interested, let me know
> please. To keep this at a manageable size, participation will be limited.
> ****
>
> ** **
>
> Thanks,****
>
> Nadim Ahmed****
>
>
>
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Re: 20 July: Summer Short Series - Route Choice

Don Fish
 

Sounds great!  Please count me in.

Don


On Thursday, July 18, 2013, Nadim Ahmed wrote:
 

There is still some room for others to join the SSS training this weekend.  If you’re planning on participating, here are further details but you must let me know by Friday. 

 

 

Muddy Branch SSS

4pm, Saturday, July 20th, 2013

 

Gathering Place:       

Dufief Elementary School, Gaithersburg, MD 45354;  in the parking lot

Parking/Directions 

http://binged.it/13LO61Y

 

or

 

https://maps.google.com/maps?daddr=39.101074,-77.237831&hl=en&sll=39.101146,-77.237685&sspn=0.001107,0.002395&t=h&mra=mift&mrsp=1&sz=19&z=19

 

Weather – The forecast calls for a high of 94 F; thunderstorms are expected. 

           

Facilities:  No restrooms or water facilities are available though some will be brought to the parking area. 

 

Training Description - Route Choice

A.        Participants will warm-up with a 700m walk/jog on roads and paths from the school/park, down to larger park lands.  Muddy Branch Park is a long stream valley park.  It connects to Blockhouse Conservation Park on Potomac River at one end, and Gaithersburg at the other.  The area to be used is small by local meet standards but large enough for this exercise.  It’s also got some very nice open forest.  The map was made this summer and is fairly complete in the area to be used.  However additional areas not being used have yet to be field checked.  There are a lot of trails and a lot of well-defined ditches.  A small stream will need to be crossed but no crossing of the  larger creek will be necessary.  There is minimal need for wearing gaiters. 

 

B.        At a start area, participants will begin to run at normal classic course race pace.  The total course is approximately 2K.  Each leg is to be timed via epunch if the course setup goes well, or by your own watch. 

 

C.  After each leg is run once, the participant is to go back to the start of the same leg at an easy walk or jog.  

 

D.  Next, the participant will run the same course leg again at normal classic course race pace; and on-the-clock by punching the starting control again.  However the second time, the participant will use a different route.  Running the same leg immediately after running it the first time is essential to getting the best comparison between routes. 

 

E.  Participants will repeat steps B, C, and D until the course is complete or until ~5:15pm.  Because of the repetition of legs going both forwards and backwards, an approximate 6-7K distance will be traversed while navigating.  

 

F.  Participants will walk/jog 700m back to the school.

 

G.  Participants will download their epunch and get a printout or review their own watch splits. 

 

The analysis of splits on the same legs should let one know what route direction they are most suited to use.  It should also help one understand how much time one has to make a route decision and to begin to execute it. 

 

Donation

The SSS tradition involves participant contributions; generally $5 per person.  All of the funds contributed go to supporting the US Orienteering Team to offset the financial burdens of international competitions.  

 

Dinner Plans

Panera Bread, Chipotle, pizza, and many more options are nearby.  We’ll go where the group is most in favor of going. 

 

 

Thanks,

Nadim

 

From: Nadim Ahmed [mailto:nadim@...]
Sent: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 12:21 AM
To: 'Quantico_Orienteering_Club@...'
Subject: [Quantico_Orienteering_Club] 20 July: Summer Short Series - Route Choice

 

Summer Short Series training moves back into the forest this Saturday, July 20th.   Those interested should arrive by 4pm.  Details will be forthcoming, however I’m planning a route choice exercise.  Route choice is a somewhat basic skill, but it is specific to an individual and what is optimal can change over time.  This exercise is being designed to help you know the options that are better for you, whether it be using a trail/going straight, going over/around a hill, through/around a reentrant, etc…  This will be suitable for advanced and intermediate orienteers.  It will be held at Muddy Branch Park, in Montgomery County, MD.  If interested, let me know please.  To keep this at a manageable size, participation will be limited. 

 

Thanks,

Nadim Ahmed


Re: 20 July: Summer Short Series - Route Choice

Nadim Ahmed
 

There is still some room for others to join the SSS training this weekend.  If you’re planning on participating, here are further details but you must let me know by Friday. 

 

 

Muddy Branch SSS

4pm, Saturday, July 20th, 2013

 

Gathering Place:       

Dufief Elementary School, Gaithersburg, MD 45354;  in the parking lot

Parking/Directions 

http://binged.it/13LO61Y

 

or

 

https://maps.google.com/maps?daddr=39.101074,-77.237831&hl=en&sll=39.101146,-77.237685&sspn=0.001107,0.002395&t=h&mra=mift&mrsp=1&sz=19&z=19

 

Weather – The forecast calls for a high of 94 F; thunderstorms are expected. 

           

Facilities:  No restrooms or water facilities are available though some will be brought to the parking area. 

 

Training Description - Route Choice

A.        Participants will warm-up with a 700m walk/jog on roads and paths from the school/park, down to larger park lands.  Muddy Branch Park is a long stream valley park.  It connects to Blockhouse Conservation Park on Potomac River at one end, and Gaithersburg at the other.  The area to be used is small by local meet standards but large enough for this exercise.  It’s also got some very nice open forest.  The map was made this summer and is fairly complete in the area to be used.  However additional areas not being used have yet to be field checked.  There are a lot of trails and a lot of well-defined ditches.  A small stream will need to be crossed but no crossing of the  larger creek will be necessary.  There is minimal need for wearing gaiters. 

 

B.        At a start area, participants will begin to run at normal classic course race pace.  The total course is approximately 2K.  Each leg is to be timed via epunch if the course setup goes well, or by your own watch. 

 

C.  After each leg is run once, the participant is to go back to the start of the same leg at an easy walk or jog.  

 

D.  Next, the participant will run the same course leg again at normal classic course race pace; and on-the-clock by punching the starting control again.  However the second time, the participant will use a different route.  Running the same leg immediately after running it the first time is essential to getting the best comparison between routes. 

 

E.  Participants will repeat steps B, C, and D until the course is complete or until ~5:15pm.  Because of the repetition of legs going both forwards and backwards, an approximate 6-7K distance will be traversed while navigating.  

 

F.  Participants will walk/jog 700m back to the school.

 

G.  Participants will download their epunch and get a printout or review their own watch splits. 

 

The analysis of splits on the same legs should let one know what route direction they are most suited to use.  It should also help one understand how much time one has to make a route decision and to begin to execute it. 

 

Donation

The SSS tradition involves participant contributions; generally $5 per person.  All of the funds contributed go to supporting the US Orienteering Team to offset the financial burdens of international competitions.  

 

Dinner Plans

Panera Bread, Chipotle, pizza, and many more options are nearby.  We’ll go where the group is most in favor of going. 

 

 

Thanks,

Nadim

 

From: Nadim Ahmed [mailto:nadim@...]
Sent: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 12:21 AM
To: 'Quantico_Orienteering_Club@...'
Subject: [Quantico_Orienteering_Club] 20 July: Summer Short Series - Route Choice

 

Summer Short Series training moves back into the forest this Saturday, July 20th.   Those interested should arrive by 4pm.  Details will be forthcoming, however I’m planning a route choice exercise.  Route choice is a somewhat basic skill, but it is specific to an individual and what is optimal can change over time.  This exercise is being designed to help you know the options that are better for you, whether it be using a trail/going straight, going over/around a hill, through/around a reentrant, etc…  This will be suitable for advanced and intermediate orienteers.  It will be held at Muddy Branch Park, in Montgomery County, MD.  If interested, let me know please.  To keep this at a manageable size, participation will be limited. 

 

Thanks,

Nadim Ahmed


Re: 20 July: Summer Short Series - Route Choice

Nadim Ahmed
 

Yes, I'll count you and 2 more in.   

Thanks
Nadim
(Sent from my iPhone)

On Jul 16, 2013, at 2:32 PM, David Pruden <davidpruden@...> wrote:

 

Hello
I am interested in attending and I think I have two others, if that is possible?
Thanks,
Dave


To: Quantico_Orienteering_Club@...
From: nadim@...
Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2013 00:20:59 -0400
Subject: [Quantico_Orienteering_Club] 20 July: Summer Short Series - Route Choice

 

Summer Short Series training moves back into the forest this Saturday, July 20th.   Those interested should arrive by 4pm.  Details will be forthcoming, however I’m planning a route choice exercise.  Route choice is a somewhat basic skill, but it is specific to an individual and what is optimal can change over time.  This exercise is being designed to help you know the options that are better for you, whether it be using a trail/going straight, going over/around a hill, through/around a reentrant, etc…  This will be suitable for advanced and intermediate orienteers.  It will be held at Muddy Branch Park, in Montgomery County, MD.  If interested, let me know please.  To keep this at a manageable size, participation will be limited. 

 

Thanks,

Nadim Ahmed



Re: 20 July: Summer Short Series - Route Choice

David Pruden
 

Hello
I am interested in attending and I think I have two others, if that is possible?
Thanks,
Dave


To: Quantico_Orienteering_Club@...
From: nadim@...
Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2013 00:20:59 -0400
Subject: [Quantico_Orienteering_Club] 20 July: Summer Short Series - Route Choice

 

Summer Short Series training moves back into the forest this Saturday, July 20th.   Those interested should arrive by 4pm.  Details will be forthcoming, however I’m planning a route choice exercise.  Route choice is a somewhat basic skill, but it is specific to an individual and what is optimal can change over time.  This exercise is being designed to help you know the options that are better for you, whether it be using a trail/going straight, going over/around a hill, through/around a reentrant, etc…  This will be suitable for advanced and intermediate orienteers.  It will be held at Muddy Branch Park, in Montgomery County, MD.  If interested, let me know please.  To keep this at a manageable size, participation will be limited. 

 

Thanks,

Nadim Ahmed



20 July: Summer Short Series - Route Choice

Nadim Ahmed
 

Summer Short Series training moves back into the forest this Saturday, July 20th.   Those interested should arrive by 4pm.  Details will be forthcoming, however I’m planning a route choice exercise.  Route choice is a somewhat basic skill, but it is specific to an individual and what is optimal can change over time.  This exercise is being designed to help you know the options that are better for you, whether it be using a trail/going straight, going over/around a hill, through/around a reentrant, etc…  This will be suitable for advanced and intermediate orienteers.  It will be held at Muddy Branch Park, in Montgomery County, MD.  If interested, let me know please.  To keep this at a manageable size, participation will be limited. 

 

Thanks,

Nadim Ahmed


Re: Canoe-O SSS Tomorrow (Saturday)

dagmar merkova
 

Greg, we are in,
  hope it is not too late to print a map for us,
thank you
Dasa

On Jul 12, 2013 5:43 PM, "Greg Lennon" <greg_lennon@...> wrote:


Sure. Anyone who's sure they will be attending (member or not) should email me directly (not the Yahoo! Group) to help ensure I print enough maps.

A few other comments based on questions received:
  • High tide is predicted to be around 11:30 am in this area. There are relatively shallow channels between islands that will need to be navigated, but part of the reason for holding this event in the morning (rather than afternoon) is to have enough water in these channels for navigation. We expect depth to be at least 1 - 2 feet in the shallowest channels.
  • Landing is difficult in many areas due to mud, muck, driftwood and/or rocks, and is also somewhat tide dependent. Though there are some, we have not mapped any shorelines in terms of their "landing compatibility". Suggestions for ways to improve this (new) map for future canoe-O's are welcome.
  • Whistles are recommended for safety reasons in addition to the (required) PDFs.
  • The nearby bike trail goes all the way south to Mt Vernon, and north to National airport (and beyond); it's a fine way to get some extra exercise in this area.
  • Assuming sufficient participation, we are likely to head to some venue in Alexandria after the event for lunch/sandwiches.



From: "Zerfas, Patricia (NIH/OD/ORS) [E]" <zerfasp@...>
To: "'Quantico_Orienteering_Club@...'" <Quantico_Orienteering_Club@...>
Sent: Friday, July 12, 2013 4:45 PM
Subject: RE: [Quantico_Orienteering_Club] Canoe-O SSS Tomorrow (Saturday)

 
Can a non-member participate?
 
From: Quantico_Orienteering_Club@... [mailto:Quantico_Orienteering_Club@...] On Behalf Of GregL
Sent: Friday, July 12, 2013 4:41 PM
To: Quantico_Orienteering_Club@...
Subject: [Quantico_Orienteering_Club] Canoe-O SSS Tomorrow (Saturday)
 
 
Soggy Summer 2013 continues, with an actual "get wet!" event - a canoe orienteering event (well, training session) held tomorrow, Saturday July 13 in the morning. [We are watching the weather, and if it's really too inclement (or there's thunder and lightning) we may be forced to reschedule to Sunday or later.]
 
This event is based out of the Belle Haven Marina, located just south of Alexandria VA off the George Washington Parkway. [google driving directions here] Plan to start anytime between 10 - 11am, and be back no later than noon.  Park in any of the large lots near the Parkway (please don't plan to park in the Marina area due to congestion). Donation of $5 requested. Event details:
  • The registration/start/finish area will be near the small boat (canoe, kayak, sailboat) ramp and dock towards the southeast end of the marina. 
  • Course: 6 controls over ~5km; designed to be done in order but since it's a training event, feel free to do them in a different order if that seems better to you. All controls but one are accessible from your boat. The clue sheet indicates this control as "dry" in keeping with canoe-O clue description tradition, while the other 5 controls are indicated as "wet". You must be in your boat at the start and finish.
  • Map: 1:10,000 scale, printed on legal size paper, oriented to magnetic north. We'll have some plastic cases to help keep them dry, but if you have better protection, by all means bring it.
  • Craft: BYOB or rent one from the marina (rates are here  and here). Human- or wind-powered craft of any type welcome.  Personal boats can be launched near the marina or from the public launch area a few hundred meters south of the marina, off the bike trail.
  • A PFD must be worn at all times while on the water.
  • Restrooms are available near the Marina office.
  • No pets on boats please.
  • Have fun and enjoy the Alexandria area!





Re: Canoe-O SSS Tomorrow (Saturday)

Greg Lennon
 

Sure. Anyone who's sure they will be attending (member or not) should email me directly (not the Yahoo! Group) to help ensure I print enough maps.

A few other comments based on questions received:
  • High tide is predicted to be around 11:30 am in this area. There are relatively shallow channels between islands that will need to be navigated, but part of the reason for holding this event in the morning (rather than afternoon) is to have enough water in these channels for navigation. We expect depth to be at least 1 - 2 feet in the shallowest channels.
  • Landing is difficult in many areas due to mud, muck, driftwood and/or rocks, and is also somewhat tide dependent. Though there are some, we have not mapped any shorelines in terms of their "landing compatibility". Suggestions for ways to improve this (new) map for future canoe-O's are welcome.
  • Whistles are recommended for safety reasons in addition to the (required) PDFs.
  • The nearby bike trail goes all the way south to Mt Vernon, and north to National airport (and beyond); it's a fine way to get some extra exercise in this area.
  • Assuming sufficient participation, we are likely to head to some venue in Alexandria after the event for lunch/sandwiches.



From: "Zerfas, Patricia (NIH/OD/ORS) [E]"
To: "'Quantico_Orienteering_Club@...'"
Sent: Friday, July 12, 2013 4:45 PM
Subject: RE: [Quantico_Orienteering_Club] Canoe-O SSS Tomorrow (Saturday)

 
Can a non-member participate?
 

From: Quantico_Orienteering_Club@... [mailto:Quantico_Orienteering_Club@...] On Behalf Of GregL
Sent: Friday, July 12, 2013 4:41 PM
To: Quantico_Orienteering_Club@...
Subject: [Quantico_Orienteering_Club] Canoe-O SSS Tomorrow (Saturday)
 
 
Soggy Summer 2013 continues, with an actual "get wet!" event - a canoe orienteering event (well, training session) held tomorrow, Saturday July 13 in the morning. [We are watching the weather, and if it's really too inclement (or there's thunder and lightning) we may be forced to reschedule to Sunday or later.]
 
This event is based out of the Belle Haven Marina, located just south of Alexandria VA off the George Washington Parkway. [google driving directions here] Plan to start anytime between 10 - 11am, and be back no later than noon.  Park in any of the large lots near the Parkway (please don't plan to park in the Marina area due to congestion). Donation of $5 requested. Event details:
  • The registration/start/finish area will be near the small boat (canoe, kayak, sailboat) ramp and dock towards the southeast end of the marina. 
  • Course: 6 controls over ~5km; designed to be done in order but since it's a training event, feel free to do them in a different order if that seems better to you. All controls but one are accessible from your boat. The clue sheet indicates this control as "dry" in keeping with canoe-O clue description tradition, while the other 5 controls are indicated as "wet". You must be in your boat at the start and finish.
  • Map: 1:10,000 scale, printed on legal size paper, oriented to magnetic north. We'll have some plastic cases to help keep them dry, but if you have better protection, by all means bring it.
  • Craft: BYOB or rent one from the marina (rates are here  and here). Human- or wind-powered craft of any type welcome.  Personal boats can be launched near the marina or from the public launch area a few hundred meters south of the marina, off the bike trail.
  • A PFD must be worn at all times while on the water.
  • Restrooms are available near the Marina office.
  • No pets on boats please.
  • Have fun and enjoy the Alexandria area!



Re: Canoe-O SSS Tomorrow (Saturday)

Zerfas, Patricia (NIH/OD/ORS) [E] <zerfasp@...>
 

Can a non-member participate?

 

From: Quantico_Orienteering_Club@... [mailto:Quantico_Orienteering_Club@...] On Behalf Of GregL
Sent: Friday, July 12, 2013 4:41 PM
To: Quantico_Orienteering_Club@...
Subject: [Quantico_Orienteering_Club] Canoe-O SSS Tomorrow (Saturday)

 

 

Soggy Summer 2013 continues, with an actual "get wet!" event - a canoe orienteering event (well, training session) held tomorrow, Saturday July 13 in the morning. [We are watching the weather, and if it's really too inclement (or there's thunder and lightning) we may be forced to reschedule to Sunday or later.]

 

This event is based out of the Belle Haven Marina, located just south of Alexandria VA off the George Washington Parkway. [google driving directions here] Plan to start anytime between 10 - 11am, and be back no later than noon.  Park in any of the large lots near the Parkway (please don't plan to park in the Marina area due to congestion). Donation of $5 requested. Event details:

  • The registration/start/finish area will be near the small boat (canoe, kayak, sailboat) ramp and dock towards the southeast end of the marina. 
  • Course: 6 controls over ~5km; designed to be done in order but since it's a training event, feel free to do them in a different order if that seems better to you. All controls but one are accessible from your boat. The clue sheet indicates this control as "dry" in keeping with canoe-O clue description tradition, while the other 5 controls are indicated as "wet". You must be in your boat at the start and finish.
  • Map: 1:10,000 scale, printed on legal size paper, oriented to magnetic north. We'll have some plastic cases to help keep them dry, but if you have better protection, by all means bring it.
  • Craft: BYOB or rent one from the marina (rates are here  and here). Human- or wind-powered craft of any type welcome.  Personal boats can be launched near the marina or from the public launch area a few hundred meters south of the marina, off the bike trail.
  • A PFD must be worn at all times while on the water.
  • Restrooms are available near the Marina office.
  • No pets on boats please.
  • Have fun and enjoy the Alexandria area!


Canoe-O SSS Tomorrow (Saturday)

Greg Lennon
 

Soggy Summer 2013 continues, with an actual "get wet!" event - a canoe orienteering event (well, training session) held tomorrow, Saturday July 13 in the morning. [We are watching the weather, and if it's really too inclement (or there's thunder and lightning) we may be forced to reschedule to Sunday or later.]

This event is based out of the Belle Haven Marina, located just south of Alexandria VA off the George Washington Parkway. [google driving directions here] Plan to start anytime between 10 - 11am, and be back no later than noon.  Park in any of the large lots near the Parkway (please don't plan to park in the Marina area due to congestion). Donation of $5 requested. Event details:
  • The registration/start/finish area will be near the small boat (canoe, kayak, sailboat) ramp and dock towards the southeast end of the marina. 
  • Course: 6 controls over ~5km; designed to be done in order but since it's a training event, feel free to do them in a different order if that seems better to you. All controls but one are accessible from your boat. The clue sheet indicates this control as "dry" in keeping with canoe-O clue description tradition, while the other 5 controls are indicated as "wet". You must be in your boat at the start and finish.
  • Map: 1:10,000 scale, printed on legal size paper, oriented to magnetic north. We'll have some plastic cases to help keep them dry, but if you have better protection, by all means bring it.
  • Craft: BYOB or rent one from the marina (rates are here  and here). Human- or wind-powered craft of any type welcome.  Personal boats can be launched near the marina or from the public launch area a few hundred meters south of the marina, off the bike trail.
  • A PFD must be worn at all times while on the water.
  • Restrooms are available near the Marina office.
  • No pets on boats please.
  • Have fun and enjoy the Alexandria area!


CVOC foot/bike-O tomorrow

Jon
 

I've left it later than I should have, nevertheless, if you'd like to do some orienteering this weekend and Richmond isn't too far out of your way, CVOC will be offering a score-O course, to be done either on foot or bike (or one then the other), with starts from noon to 2pm tomorrow. Details are at http://www.meetup.com/Central-Virginia-Orienteering-Club/events/124213172/


Summer Short Series Schedule

Peggy Dickison
 

Hi all –

 

There is currently nothing on the schedule for this coming weekend (if you want to whip something up, let me know!).
Here is the schedule as it currently stands for the remainder of the summer. I anticipate additions, and will let you know when/if they happen.

 

--Peggy

SSS Mistress

 

14 July – Canoe o’ (Greg L) … location is a bit in flux, may move so I’ll just leave it off for now

10 August – Sprint, George Mason U. campus (Tom S)

17 August – Great Falls VA or Riverbend (Bjørn)

24 August – Squirrel Kill Extravaganza & Pizza (Ted)

 

 


Junior World Championships this week

Jon
 

I'm a bit late doing this - the long distance race took place today - but if you want to follow the action at the Junior World Championships taking place this week in the Czech Republic and the US team in particular, you can do so at the web site for the event (http://www.jwoc2013.cz/), at the US Team blog (http://usa-orienteering.blogspot.com/), and on Attackpoint. The US Team blog is also being used by the senior team, some of whom have already arrived in Finland in preparation for the World Championships, which will begin on Sunday. I'm not sure about Finland but the Czechs apparently have quite good GPS tracking, apparently of all competitors, that can be accessed online, live or retrospectively.


Re: Summer Short Series, 22 June

Don Fish
 

Hi Peggy,

I'm planning to be there.

Don


On Fri, Jun 21, 2013 at 7:39 PM, Peggy Dickison <pdickison@...> wrote:
 

Hi all,

 

Not too many details; I’m still working it all out but I think it will be fun. Without giving too much away, the exercise will be a two-person relay, with multiple legs each, most 500 m or less.

We’ll put together teams starting at 4:10 (you won’t need to pick partners; I have a plan ;-) and get started as soon as everyone is ready.

 

Unless we have another dining coup, we’ll eat at Atlanta Bread Company after running.

 

Don’t forget your compass!!

 

If you read this and have a chance before early afternoon on Saturday, send me an RSVP so I have enough maps.

 

Peggy



Re: Summer Short Series, 22 June

David Onkst
 

Heidi and I Will be there. Thanks, Dave

Sent from my Verizon Wireless smartphone

Peggy Dickison <pdickison@comcast.net> wrote:

Hi all,



Not too many details; I'm still working it all out but I think it will be
fun. Without giving too much away, the exercise will be a two-person relay,
with multiple legs each, most 500 m or less.

We'll put together teams starting at 4:10 (you won't need to pick partners;
I have a plan ;-) and get started as soon as everyone is ready.



Unless we have another dining coup, we'll eat at Atlanta Bread Company after
running.



Don't forget your compass!!



If you read this and have a chance before early afternoon on Saturday, send
me an RSVP so I have enough maps.



Peggy


Re: Summer Short Series, 22 June

Peggy Dickison
 

I should add that we’ll meet in the usual place, the Sweetgum parking lot of Greenbelt Park.

>> 6565 Greenbelt Rd, Greenbelt, MD 20770 <<

Peggy

 

From: Peggy Dickison [mailto:pdickison@...]
Sent: Friday, June 21, 2013 7:40 PM
To: Quantico_Orienteering_Club@...; Francis Hogle (francish@...); 'bergeron@...'; mad.chemist@...; richjules@...; videlin.aleksiev@...
Subject: Summer Short Series, 22 June

 

Hi all,

 

Not too many details; I’m still working it all out but I think it will be fun. Without giving too much away, the exercise will be a two-person relay, with multiple legs each, most 500 m or less.

We’ll put together teams starting at 4:10 (you won’t need to pick partners; I have a plan ;-) and get started as soon as everyone is ready.

 

Unless we have another dining coup, we’ll eat at Atlanta Bread Company after running.

 

Don’t forget your compass!!

 

If you read this and have a chance before early afternoon on Saturday, send me an RSVP so I have enough maps.

 

Peggy


Summer Short Series, 22 June

Peggy Dickison
 

Hi all,

 

Not too many details; I’m still working it all out but I think it will be fun. Without giving too much away, the exercise will be a two-person relay, with multiple legs each, most 500 m or less.

We’ll put together teams starting at 4:10 (you won’t need to pick partners; I have a plan ;-) and get started as soon as everyone is ready.

 

Unless we have another dining coup, we’ll eat at Atlanta Bread Company after running.

 

Don’t forget your compass!!

 

If you read this and have a chance before early afternoon on Saturday, send me an RSVP so I have enough maps.

 

Peggy

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