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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


Re: Quantico_Orienteering_Club Summer Short Series, 22 June

Tom Strat <tstrat@...>
 

Peggy,

Can you pencil me in for a SSS event on August 10, please?

Sprint O at GMU.  

I’m thinking of setting 2 courses such that people can do both with a rest in between.
Suitable for all abilities.

--Tom



On 6/19/13 7:49 PM, "Peggy Dickison" <pdickison@...> wrote:


 
 
   

I am tentatively planning on hosting  an SSS training event this Saturday evening. Details to come, after I get the exercise nailed down. It will be at Greenbelt (but don’t despair, I’m keeping you out of the nasty woods!). You’ll want to bring your compass.
 
Stay tuned for further info.
 
Peggy

   



Quantico_Orienteering_Club Summer Short Series, 22 June

Peggy Dickison
 

I am tentatively planning on hosting  an SSS training event this Saturday evening. Details to come, after I get the exercise nailed down. It will be at Greenbelt (but don’t despair, I’m keeping you out of the nasty woods!). You’ll want to bring your compass.

 

Stay tuned for further info.

 

Peggy


Re: Course details for today's SSS

Don Ames
 

Thank you all for making this design possible. It helps me to learn read contours better that way as I needed to go back to base point and start over. Still long way to master it! Also the dinner gathering was nice! Happy Orienteering! Don


Course details for today's SSS

Peggy Dickison
 

Sorry for not getting this out last night…

Here are the specific course details from Eddie:

 

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Map is 1:10000, 10 foot contours (~3m), 500m between north lines offset printed. Course pre-drawn unless I run out.

Clue sheets provided. The unvetted clues might be sketchy :)

 

500m to start from parking, not much climb

---

mini-Venla, 4.3km, 144m, 16 controls (4 loop motala) mini-Jukola, 7.6km, 245m, 27 controls (7 loop motala)

---

1km back to parking from finish/common control, not much climb

 

Each loop is < 1km, except for the first three mini-Jukola loops.

 

For anyone who missed the earlier info:

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         SSS training at Pigtail, Sat. June 15, 2013 at 4 PM

 

                                       "mini-Jukola/Venla"

 

Since the Jukola relay will be underway in Finland during our training this week, we will run a mini-Jukola/Venla relay ourselves! Except it will be motala-style for us...everyone will run all 7 legs of their relay (or four for Venla). You are a team of ONE! The legs will be somewhat shorter than the actual Jukola so we can get finished and go to dinner :) The course will remind you of a "starburst" exercise and will be forked, so people will be running different legs simultaneously and coming in-and-out of a central control that you'll visit several times (think butterfly loops). You'll only have one map - all loops will be on that map and controls will be numbered in order from 1 to N, just like a plain old O-course. Nothing fancy. Its just an O-course with (7) butterfly loops.

 

Also I haven't vetted any locations, so the hangs may be sketchy. The start will be about 300m south of the parking lot. Follow the trail S along the lake shore to the end of a small penninsula. I'll leave a locator map on the windshield of my Red Subaru Forester in case you are late (don't take the locator map - memorize it!) The finish/spectator control will be remote - about 700m from the parking. Its also the first control on all courses, so if you want to drop something there you can carry it on the first leg. I'll have some drinking water there.

 

The full mini-Jukola course will be 7 loops. For those doing the full course you'll do the first 3 (far) "loops" first, so I can start picking up those streamers while you guys complete the other loops. For runners on the mini-Venla 4-loop course, all loops will come through a central location, which will also be the finish point. The mini-Venla is the second half of the mini-Jukola. I'm aiming for about 8 km for the Jukola and 4 km for the Venla.

 

If you get tired you can simply stop at the spectator/finish after doing as many loops as you like. You'll have the opportunity to shout encouragement at the other runners as they come through repeatedly from all directions.

 

The parking lot is tiny. Please carpool if possible. For folks coming up from D.C. perhaps you can meet at the dinner venue in Clarksville and carpool from there. Its about 10 mins away. Seriously, I think there are only 10-12 parking spots at the map.

 

 

       Directions to Pigtail Parking

       -----------------------------

(NE side of Triadelphia Reservoir, near Clarksville, MD)

 

5580 Green Bridge Rd, Dayton, MD 21036

(http://goo.gl/maps/MMW5y)

 

From the junction of Rt 32 and Rt 108 in Clarksville, MD, take Rt 32 northwest for 2.3 mi and turn left onto Linden Church Rd.

After 0.1 mi (at the "T"), turn right onto Ten Oaks Rd.

Go 1 mile and turn left onto Green Bridge Rd. Follow this

1.8 mi to the dead end in the parking lot.

 

 

Recommended post-training eatery:

---------------------------------

Great Sage Vegan Restaurant

(http://goo.gl/maps/oZJIe)

 

Menu online here: http://greatsage.com/menu/ Note entree prices are a little higher than our SSS average. I presume the lunch menu sandwiches are available all day too.

 

On Rt 108 (Clarksville Pike), 1/4 mile NE of the junction with Rt 32, in the Roots Organic Market parking lot. This is 5 miles east of the training area.

 

There is also a Ledo Pizza across the street if people prefer that, but since we have some vegans in the group and rarely have the option of a true vegan restaurant, why not? Also Brad Whitmore's daughter is the purchasing manager at the gift shop "Nest" in the Roots market there. Not sure if she'll be working Sat, but the shop should be open while we're there for dinner.

 

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Send an email to Eddie, at Bergeron@... if you’re planning on coming and haven’t already let him know, so he has enough maps prepared. Do it soon!

 

Peggy


Re: Summer Short Series, 15 June: details

Peggy Dickison
 

I should have mentioned, please send RSVPs to Eddie, so he knows how many maps to prepare. (His email address is on the cc: line.)

Peggy

 

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Subject: [Quantico_Orienteering_Club] Summer Short Series, 15 June: details

 

 

Here are the details on this week’s training, from Eddie.

 

 

         SSS training at Pigtail, Sat. June 15, 2013 at 4 PM

 

                                       "mini-Jukola/Venla"

 

Since the Jukola relay will be underway in Finland during our training this week, we will run a mini-Jukola/Venla relay ourselves! Except it will be motala-style for us...everyone will run all 7 legs of their relay (or four for Venla). You are a team of ONE! The legs will be somewhat shorter than the actual Jukola so we can get finished and go to dinner :) The course will remind you of a "starburst" exercise and will be forked, so people will be running different legs simultaneously and coming in-and-out of a central control that you'll visit several times (think butterfly loops). You'll only have one map - all loops will be on that map and controls will be numbered in order from 1 to N, just like a plain old O-course. Nothing fancy. Its just an O-course with (7) butterfly loops.

 

Also I haven't vetted any locations, so the hangs may be sketchy. The start will be about 300m south of the parking lot. Follow the trail S along the lake shore to the end of a small penninsula. I'll leave a locator map on the windshield of my Red Subaru Forester in case you are late (don't take the locator map - memorize it!) The finish/spectator control will be remote - about 700m from the parking. Its also the first control on all courses, so if you want to drop something there you can carry it on the first leg. I'll have some drinking water there.

 

The full mini-Jukola course will be 7 loops. For those doing the full course you'll do the first 3 (far) "loops" first, so I can start picking up those streamers while you guys complete the other loops. For runners on the mini-Venla 4-loop course, all loops will come through a central location, which will also be the finish point. The mini-Venla is the second half of the mini-Jukola. I'm aiming for about 8 km for the Jukola and 4 km for the Venla.

 

If you get tired you can simply stop at the spectator/finish after doing as many loops as you like. You'll have the opportunity to shout encouragement at the other runners as they come through repeatedly from all directions.

 

The parking lot is tiny. Please carpool if possible. For folks coming up from D.C. perhaps you can meet at the dinner venue in Clarksville and carpool from there. Its about 10 mins away. Seriously, I think there are only 10-12 parking spots at the map.

 

 

       Directions to Pigtail Parking

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(NE side of Triadelphia Reservoir, near Clarksville, MD)

 

5580 Green Bridge Rd, Dayton, MD 21036

(http://goo.gl/maps/MMW5y)

 

From the junction of Rt 32 and Rt 108 in Clarksville, MD, take Rt 32 northwest for 2.3 mi and turn left onto Linden Church Rd.

After 0.1 mi (at the "T"), turn right onto Ten Oaks Rd.

Go 1 mile and turn left onto Green Bridge Rd. Follow this

1.8 mi to the dead end in the parking lot.

 

 

Recommended post-training eatery:

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Great Sage Vegan Restaurant

(http://goo.gl/maps/oZJIe)

 

Menu online here: http://greatsage.com/menu/ Note entree prices are a little higher than our SSS average. I presume the lunch menu sandwiches are available all day too.

 

On Rt 108 (Clarksville Pike), 1/4 mile NE of the junction with Rt 32, in the Roots Organic Market parking lot. This is 5 miles east of the training area.

 

There is also a Ledo Pizza across the street if people prefer that, but since we have some vegans in the group and rarely have the option of a true vegan restaurant, why not? Also Brad Whitmore's daughter is the purchasing manager at the gift shop "Nest" in the Roots market there. Not sure if she'll be working Sat, but the shop should be open while we're there for dinner.

 

 

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