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Re: Calling all Junior Orienteers - the Mid-Atlantic Team wants you!

Jon
 

P.S. If you want to take part in the training on Sunday, don't neglect to email Boris beforehand so he'll know to print a map for you.


Calling all Junior Orienteers - the Mid-Atlantic Team wants you!

Jon
 

The Mid-Atlantic Junior Orienteering Team is looking for young orienteers seeking to improve!

If you are an orienteer aged 12-20, can complete an Orange course on your own, and want to get better at orienteering, then join the Mid-Atlantic Team. Coached by veteran of several US World Championship teams, Boris Granovskiy, the team holds monthly training sessions in conjunction with QOC local events, organizes annual training days and weekends (including the upcoming training weekend in March), and takes occasional trips to national orienteering events. If you want to improve at orienteering while making friends through the sport, then the Mid-Atlantic Team is for you.

The team's February training session will be held this Sunday at Clopper Lake starting at 10am. Juniors interested in joining the team are welcome to participate.

To join the team, email boris.granovskiy@... a description of your orienteering experience and goals or come talk to Boris on Sunday or at a subsequent local event.


Ski-O Map Holder to borrow?

Jan Merka
 

Hello,

Does anyone have a Ski-O map holder that you would be willing to lend me for
the Ski-O World Masters in March?

Thank you,

Jan


Orienteering This Saturday: 6th Annual Bumble + Winter Meeting

Greg Lennon
 

This Saturday, Feb. 3, marks our 6th annual Bumble, and we're looking forward to seeing you at Patapsco Valley State Park. In a new venue for the Bumble - the Student Services Center of CCBC Catonsville - we will also hold our Winter Meeting & Pot Luck Party, so come for Dave Onkst's orienteering courses, enter to win some fine door prizes thanks to REI, and stay for the party organized by Event Director Heidi Onkst!


Because of the need to get advanced orienteers registered in time for the 11:15am race briefing and 11:30am mass start, registration opens at 10:00am. Registration will stay open until 1:15pm for beginner (white) and intermediate (orange) orienteers and those advanced orienteers unfortunate enough to miss the 11:30am mass start.


Beginner and intermediate orienteers may start their course any time between 11 - 1:30. All orienteers (on all courses) must be back by or before 3pm (the party will start sometime after 2pm). This year at CCBC, we have not have access to a full kitchen; please bring utensils for any dish you bring. Plug-in warming plates or pots are fine to bring. The weather is expected to be chilly (but sunny!) so keeping food in your car before the meeting will be a fine way to keep it cool.


Please make sure to read the The Bumble for full event details. Full event details, a locator map and map notes - including the explanation of what a Bumble is - and plenty of other information is now posted there.


See you Saturday!




Better directions to Fountainhead

Sidney A Sachs
 

The route mentioned on the web site to Fountainhead on Sunday is one that I will never use because the traffic on I95 usually on Sunday morning is backup crossing the Occoquan River. I will suggest taking I95 to Lorton Road (exit 163), right turn and go 2.1 miles (4th stop light) and at the end of the road take a right onto 123. Then 1.3 miles to Hampton Road. Turn left past a fire station and drive 3 miles to the entrance on the left. This is shorten, faster, with less traffic and lights. Lorton Road is now a four lane divide highway.


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Fountainhead Orienteering This Sunday Jan. 28

Greg Lennon
 

This coming Sunday, Jan. 28, a full set of orienteering courses will be available at Fountainhead Regional Park (near Clifton, VA), thanks to course setter Daniel Heimgartner and helpers, including event director James Chaplin.


Timing is standard: registration will be at the event and open from 10:45am - 1:15pm, you can start anytime between 11am - 1:30pm, and everyone must be out of the woods by 3:00pm.


Complete event details - including course setter notes we recommend reading! - and driving directions are on the event webpage.





Re: Fountainhead Meet on Sunday, 1-28-2018

Don Fish
 

Daniel,

I hope to be there on Saturday to help with control placement. I'll keep you posted as we get closer.

Don

On Sun, Jan 21, 2018 at 8:11 PM, 'Daniel Heimgartner' heda2@... [Quantico_Orienteering_Club] <Quantico_Orienteering_Club@...> wrote:
 

Dear QOC,
After the strenuous meet at McKeldin, let's focus on the next VA event at Fountainhead. However, I need your help. Due to my disability, I am unable to hang many controls myself. Therefore, if you have the time and are willing to help out, I will be in the parking lot (for location see website) on the day before, Saturday, between 10:30 and 11:00. At that time I will assign controls and water to be placed (You might gain an advantage over a competitor, by learning about a control location before the actual competition). The more of you show up, the fewer controls for each.
If you can't make it on Saturday, I'll see you at the meet,
Daniel Heimgartner
Mail: PO Box 227
The Plains, VA 20198
 
Email: heda2@...  
(540) 645-4083 text enabled


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Re: Fountainhead Meet on Sunday, 1-28-201 8

Sidney A Sachs
 

Daniel,

I will like you to forward the list of helpers on Saturday so I can give them extra points for my point system.

Sidney
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Re: Fountainhead Meet on Sunday, 1-28-2018

Paul Hession
 

Daniel,

 

I can help out with hanging controls on Saturday. I won’t be able to make it on Sunday, but the control hanging should be fun.

 

Paul

 

From: 'Daniel Heimgartner' heda2@... [Quantico_Orienteering_Club] [mailto:Quantico_Orienteering_Club@...]
Sent: Sunday, January 21, 2018 8:11 PM
To: Quantico_Orienteering_Club@...
Subject: [Quantico_Orienteering_Club] Fountainhead Meet on Sunday, 1-28-2018

 

 

Dear QOC,

After the strenuous meet at McKeldin, let's focus on the next VA event at Fountainhead. However, I need your help. Due to my disability, I am unable to hang many controls myself. Therefore, if you have the time and are willing to help out, I will be in the parking lot (for location see website) on the day before, Saturday, between 10:30 and 11:00. At that time I will assign controls and water to be placed (You might gain an advantage over a competitor, by learning about a control location before the actual competition). The more of you show up, the fewer controls for each.

If you can't make it on Saturday, I'll see you at the meet,

Daniel Heimgartner

Home: 3733 Halfway Road

Mail: PO Box 227

The Plains, VA 20198

 

Email: heda2@...  

(540) 645-4083 text enabled



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Fountainhead Meet on Sunday, 1-28-2018

Daniel Heimgartner
 


McKeldin Orienteering This Sunday - and an expanded map

Greg Lennon
 

The weather is quite promising for this Sunday's (Jan. 21) QOC orienteering event based out of the McKeldin area of Patapsco Valley State Park (near Marriottsville, MD), so it should be a fine day to enjoy the ups and downs of the full set of courses (white through blue) set by course designer Kim Jepsen. Advanced courses will also include a new area thanks to a map expansion by John Blaisdell.


Timing is our usual: register between 10:45 - 1:15, start anytime between 11 - 1:30, and be sure to be back before 3pm.


Full event and course details, and driving directions, are on our event webpage.


See you Sunday!




A shout-out to the Cookie Lady

VMeyer9085
 

Many of you have experienced first hand, the home baked cookies Amy, aka the Cookie Lady, makes for most QOC events.  Rumor has it that some of you were actually hooked on the cookies, before being hooked on the orienteering.  Hey, whatever keeps you coming back.

If you would like to thank Amy in another way besides smiles and rubbing your bellies, how about throwing a box of tissues or two (Kleenex, Puffs, generic, whatever) into your shopping cart, and bringing them to the Greenbelt event, or even the event after that. 

Amy's classroom's tissue supply is running low, and this is the time of year to make sure all those snotty fifth graders are kept in check.

Valerie


Hot Water Container for Greenbelt

Boris Granovskiy
 

Hi QOC members,

Given the frigid temperatures expected at Sunday's QOC event at Greenbelt, I am hoping to be able to provide as much hot water as possible at the finish. The meet kit has a large hot water container that I will fill and bring. I am wondering if there is anyone else who is coming to the event who can also bring a large container full of hot water for tea and hot cocoa. I expect that all the hot water will be used and appreciated by the competitors.

Thanks,
Boris


Greenbelt Orienteering Sunday: Register Now

Greg Lennon
 

With a mostly sunny day currently predicted for this coming Sunday, Jan. 7, come get some great exercise orienteering at Greenbelt National Park.


Veteran course setter (and adventure racer) Victor Lin has set seven classic courses (white through blue), and his course notes are posted online on the event webpage, where you'll also find driving directions and a special note from event director Allison Brown.


This event requires advance registration, so please make sure to use the links provided via the event webpage to register in advance. We are not allowed to offer "walk up" (day of) registration at this event due to park rules.


So register now, and then head to Greenbelt this Sunday dressed warmly enough to enjoy some winter orienteering! 


Re: Event by CVOC on 1-1-2018

Boris Granovskiy
 

I think the link in the message Daniel sent didn't work. The correct link to CVOC's event page should be https://www.meetup.com/Central-Virginia-Orienteering-Club/

On Sat, Dec 23, 2017 at 4:44 PM, 'Daniel Heimgartner' heda2@... [Quantico_Orienteering_Club] <Quantico_Orienteering_Club@...> wrote:
 

Hi QOCers,
For those that can't wait for our Greenbelt event, later in January 2018, or want to greet 2018 in Orienteering Fashion, there is another O in Virgina. Central Virginia OC in the Richmond area is organizing a meet on the 1st of January in Pocahontas State Park (one of QOC's first maps). I realize it is not just around the corner, but if you are interested and can make it, go to CVOC's website (https://www.meetup.com/Central-Virginia-Orienteering-Club) for exact directions.
If not, Happy Holidays anyway.  See you in 2018,
 
Daniel Heimgartner
Mail: PO Box 227
The Plains, VA 20198
 
Email: heda2@...  
(540) 645-4083 text enabled


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Event by CVOC on 1-1-2018

Daniel Heimgartner
 


Cabin John Park *Saturday* Orienteering This Weekend

Greg Lennon
 

Sunny skies are predicted for tomorrow's *Saturday* orienteering event at Cabin John Park, near Bethesda, MD, and we hope you'll come enjoy the courses set by Michael Dickey, who has also updated the map. Intermediate and advanced course participants are definitely encouraged to read his course comments...


A full set of courses (white through blue) will be available, and event timing is standard (register between 10:45 - 1:15, start any time between 11 - 1:30, and be back by 3pm no matter what). Full event details and event directions are on the event webpage.


Event Director Florence Tan has also confirmed with park staff that dogs are indeed welcome in this park, despite some conflicting information on the (park) website. Florence and her crew of volunteers are waiting to see you there - come enjoy a sunny winter day orienteering!




CANCELLED: Manassas Orienteering Event

Greg Lennon
 

Sorry folks, but we have just been unpleasantly surprised by the rangers at Manassas Park, who told us today that will not issue a permit for QOC's proposed orienteering event for this Sunday (Dec. 10). As a result, we are forced to cancel the event. We hope to reschedule the event in due course.


Our next scheduled event will be next *Saturday* (Dec. 16) at Cabin John (near Rockville, MD), and we hope to see you there.



Last call for QOC Mid-Atlantic Champs relay participants

Jon
 

All,

I've made my list and will be assigning people to teams on the bus in the morning. For procrastinators, an email to me sent by 8am tomorrow is likely to get you on a QOC team. After that, it may still be possible but the odds are much worse.

Jon


College Park Tomorrow & Mid-Atlantic Champs Next Sunday

Greg Lennon
 

#OptOutside tomorrow (Sunday Nov. 26) on foot or on bike at our orienteering event at the University of Maryland, College Park. It's a 90 minute Score-O, consisting of 30 controls placed around this scenic campus by course setter Don Fish, and you can run - or bike - between them starting anytime between 11 - 1:30pm. 


For those of you who've orienteered at College Park with QOC before, please note that our registration area is different than in years past; it will be in Hornbake Plaza, a short walk east of the Stamp Student Union and Cole Field House. Full event details are on the event webpage.


Next Sunday (Dec. 3) will be this year's Mid-Atlantic Champs, hosted by DVOA at Fair Hill NRMA (near Elkton, MD), and we hope to have a great turnout of QOC members, since participation in and of itself is a large part of what counts for this event. Regardless of what course you choose, come help QOC at this event, which is capped off by an afternoon relay race (everyone is welcome to participate and there are relay legs suited for all skill levels). So whether you drive on your own or hop on the QOC bus (reserve your seat now!), we hope to see you there!