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Orienteer & Party at Jug Bay This Sunday

Greg Lennon
 

We wrap up another Sept to June season this coming Sunday at Jug Bay with our annual BEvERage Chase - the longest running orienteering event in the US - and we hope to see you there for both the orienteering and of course the picnic/party, hosted by event director - and course setter - Craig Shelden.


This event has a mass start at noon, and looping courses suitable for all skill levels from beginner to advanced. Just before noon, there will be a brief Annual Meeting.


Pre-registration is open and strongly encouraged: and as an extra incentive to pre-register, the event is free to all QOC members and even discounted for non-members if, and only if, you pre-register. No refunds for free registrations!


Please check the event webpage for full details including of course the potluck suggestions, and plan to stay after your run to cool down and socialize. We will also be recognizing volunteers and making a variety of announcements.


OK, now go and register, and we'll see you Sunday!

Respond directly to Peggy please!

Greg Lennon
 

Anyone interested in being on the Summer Series email distribution list is strongly encouraged to respond DIRECTLY to Peggy (rather than to the entire Yahoo! group) ...

Re: Get ready for some hot orienteering!

William
 

Peggy, I'd like to be on the list, but may not make many events.
thanks,
Bill

On Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 7:59:40 PM EDT, 'Peggy Dickison' pdickison@... [Quantico_Orienteering_Club] wrote:


 

Oh boy it got hot fast! Obviously, it’s now summer. And for orienteers in the DC area, that can only mean that the annual Summer Short Series is almost here!

 

We have one last regular event (the B*** Chase, not to be missed!), but then QOC officially takes the summer off. Along with the heat, the woods are thick, the bugs are bad, and it’s just not a lot of fun to get yourself out into the woods. For those of us who will be competing this summer and/or early fall, however, continuing to train is important. With something organized for you to do, it’s always easier to get motivated. And, side benefit, the events tend to be very social, usually with an optional group meal after the training.

 

If you’re new to QOC, here are a few key details:

Events are usually held on Saturday late afternoons. Each one has a host, who puts together training of some sort (sometimes regular courses, sometimes some type of technical training, occasionally some kind of running training), provides the map, and tells us the details of the training. (Hosts often, but not always, also choose a post-training eatery for the group.)

 

Events have a short starting window, since there aren’t a lot of us. They are typically geared toward advanced orienteers or those confident intermediate or even beginner orienteers who are willing to give it a try. But each event is a little different, and some are easier for non-advanced folks. I (or the host) will send out an email in the week before the training with location and the details.

 

Charge: We ask for a donation of a cool $5 (per person or map), which will go to the US Senior Orienteering Team. Donations above $5 are very welcome! (Tax deductible if you’re able to do that.)

 

I will be sending out a list of dates next week. If you choose to host, you pick the location and the training. Last year the most popular events were urban (U of Maryland; George Mason U; downtown DC), but forest events are good too (please pick parks with pleasant woods!). In past years we’ve had bike o’, canoe o, score o, cell phone o’,  and probably variations I’ve forgotten. Basically, if it includes reading a map and moving under our own power, it’s good!

 

I will be creating a separate email list for participants. Because I’m planning on creating a new list, please let me know if you want to be included, *even if you’ve been on the list before.*

 

One last thing: we already have a few events planned, including our first on Saturday, 8 June. Stay tuned for details!

 

Summer Short Series Mistress

Peggy Dickison

pdickison@...

Re: Get ready for some hot orienteering!

A Louden
 

Peggy,

     Please include me.


Amy

On Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 7:51 PM, 'Peggy Dickison' pdickison@... [Quantico_Orienteering_Club] wrote:

 

Oh boy it got hot fast! Obviously, it’s now summer. And for orienteers in the DC area, that can only mean that the annual Summer Short Series is almost here!

 

We have one last regular event (the B*** Chase, not to be missed!), but then QOC officially takes the summer off. Along with the heat, the woods are thick, the bugs are bad, and it’s just not a lot of fun to get yourself out into the woods. For those of us who will be competing this summer and/or early fall, however, continuing to train is important. With something organized for you to do, it’s always easier to get motivated. And, side benefit, the events tend to be very social, usually with an optional group meal after the training.

 

If you’re new to QOC, here are a few key details:

Events are usually held on Saturday late afternoons. Each one has a host, who puts together training of some sort (sometimes regular courses, sometimes some type of technical training, occasionally some kind of running training), provides the map, and tells us the details of the training. (Hosts often, but not always, also choose a post-training eatery for the group.)

 

Events have a short starting window, since there aren’t a lot of us. They are typically geared toward advanced orienteers or those confident intermediate or even beginner orienteers who are willing to give it a try. But each event is a little different, and some are easier for non-advanced folks. I (or the host) will send out an email in the week before the training with location and the details.

 

Charge: We ask for a donation of a cool $5 (per person or map), which will go to the US Senior Orienteering Team. Donations above $5 are very welcome! (Tax deductible if you’re able to do that.)

 

I will be sending out a list of dates next week. If you choose to host, you pick the location and the training. Last year the most popular events were urban (U of Maryland; George Mason U; downtown DC), but forest events are good too (please pick parks with pleasant woods!). In past years we’ve had bike o’, canoe o, score o, cell phone o’,  and probably variations I’ve forgotten. Basically, if it includes reading a map and moving under our own power, it’s good!

 

I will be creating a separate email list for participants. Because I’m planning on creating a new list, please let me know if you want to be included, *even if you’ve been on the list before.*

 

One last thing: we already have a few events planned, including our first on Saturday, 8 June. Stay tuned for details!

 

Summer Short Series Mistress

Peggy Dickison

pdickison@...

Get ready for some hot orienteering!

Peggy Dickison
 

Oh boy it got hot fast! Obviously, it’s now summer. And for orienteers in the DC area, that can only mean that the annual Summer Short Series is almost here!

 

We have one last regular event (the B*** Chase, not to be missed!), but then QOC officially takes the summer off. Along with the heat, the woods are thick, the bugs are bad, and it’s just not a lot of fun to get yourself out into the woods. For those of us who will be competing this summer and/or early fall, however, continuing to train is important. With something organized for you to do, it’s always easier to get motivated. And, side benefit, the events tend to be very social, usually with an optional group meal after the training.

 

If you’re new to QOC, here are a few key details:

Events are usually held on Saturday late afternoons. Each one has a host, who puts together training of some sort (sometimes regular courses, sometimes some type of technical training, occasionally some kind of running training), provides the map, and tells us the details of the training. (Hosts often, but not always, also choose a post-training eatery for the group.)

 

Events have a short starting window, since there aren’t a lot of us. They are typically geared toward advanced orienteers or those confident intermediate or even beginner orienteers who are willing to give it a try. But each event is a little different, and some are easier for non-advanced folks. I (or the host) will send out an email in the week before the training with location and the details.

 

Charge: We ask for a donation of a cool $5 (per person or map), which will go to the US Senior Orienteering Team. Donations above $5 are very welcome! (Tax deductible if you’re able to do that.)

 

I will be sending out a list of dates next week. If you choose to host, you pick the location and the training. Last year the most popular events were urban (U of Maryland; George Mason U; downtown DC), but forest events are good too (please pick parks with pleasant woods!). In past years we’ve had bike o’, canoe o, score o, cell phone o’,  and probably variations I’ve forgotten. Basically, if it includes reading a map and moving under our own power, it’s good!

 

I will be creating a separate email list for participants. Because I’m planning on creating a new list, please let me know if you want to be included, *even if you’ve been on the list before.*

 

One last thing: we already have a few events planned, including our first on Saturday, 8 June. Stay tuned for details!

 

Summer Short Series Mistress

Peggy Dickison

pdickison@...

QOC Annual Meeting Announcement

Greg Lennon
 

The Annual Meeting of the Quantico Orienteering Club General Membership will take place on Sunday, June 2, 2019 promptly at 11:25 AM in conjunction with the Jug Bay Event in the area of the Caretakers House, Bristol Maryland. [Reminder: registration is now open via the event webpage, and is free for members *only* if you pre-register.] The Election of Officers for 2019-2020 Season will take place at the meeting. The Nominating Committee, chaired by Heidi Onkst, has recommended the following slate of officers for the coming year:


President: Jody Landers

VP of Competition/MD: Tom Nolan

VP of Competition/Permits - MD: Mike Newman

VP of Competition/VA: Charles Carrick

VP of Competition/Permits - VA: Bill Wright

Treasurer: Karla Hulett

Secretary: Laura Linville

(ExOfficio): Jon Torrance


We would like to thank and acknowledge Vic Culp, who has dutifully and diligently served as the Club Treasuer for the past 11 years and has decided not to stand for re-election this year. We heartily thank Vic for his stalwart service and wish him much success in his future endeavors. The Annual Picnic and Awards Ceremony will take place immediately following the running of the courses. Special thanks and appreciation to Dave Linthicum and Peggy Brosnan for graciously arranging for QOC's use of the Jug Bay area.


-Distributed on behalf of Jody Landers, QOC President


Orienteer This Sunday at Pohick Regional Bay Park

Greg Lennon
 

While it may be warm it shouldn't rain this Sunday, May 19, when we will host an orienteering event at Pohick Bay Regional Park (near Lorton, VA). The full set of courses (white through blue) will be available thanks to course setter Keg Good, who has also provided detailed course and map comments.


While event timing is our standard (register between 10:45am - 1:15pm, start any time between 11 - 1:30, and be back no later than 3pm), please note that there may be a fee collected as you enter the park. Those who live in the NOVA Parks jurisdiction (residents of Arlington, Fairfax and Loudoun Counties; Cities of Alexandria, Fairfax & Falls Church) are admitted free (and should be prepared to show ID ). Those who live outside the jurisdiction will pay $4 per vehicle at the gate, assuming the attendant is told that the vehicle occupants are attending the orienteering event at shelter 2.


Full event details and driving directions can be found on the event webpage.


See you Sunday!


Advanced terrain walk rescheduled for Pohick Bay

Jon
 

All,


Since the planned terrain walk last weekend got rained out along with the event as a whole, I'm rescheduling it for this Sunday at Pohick Bay. Everything the same except the new date and venue - gather at registration a few minutes befoe 1pm, walk beginning at 1pm, anticipated to take until ~3pm.  We'll navigate to several controls together and talk through the entire process, plus I'll try to answer any questions about orienteering technique participants may have. Participating should be beneficial for anyone from people who feel comfortable on yellow and therefore ready to step up to orange through people who have made the transition to advanced courses already but haven't figured it all out yet so well they couldn't benefit from picking the brain of a long-time advanced orienteer.  If you fall anywhere in that range and would like to take part, please email me no later than 6pm Saturday (though I'll print a couple of extra maps in case new participants pop up on Sunday).  There's already one person interested who couldn't make it to Granite rain or no rain so unless they back out this is on regardless of the level of additional interest.  Cheers.


Jon

CANCELLATION of Patapsco/Granite Event

Greg Lennon
 

The QOC event at Patapsco/Granite that was to be held today, Saturday May 11, has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule soon.

Advanced terrain walk at Granite this Saturday

Jon
 

All,


I meant to do at least one more of these this season and time is running out so, if anyone will take me up on it with just two days notice, I will lead a terrain walk at Granite this Saturday starting at 1pm, anticipated to take until ~3pm.  We'll navigate to several controls as a group and talk through the entire process, plus I'll try to answer any questions about orienteering technique participants may have. Paticipating should be beneficial for anyone from people who feel comfortable on yellow and therefore ready to step up to orange through people who have made the transition to advanced courses already but haven't figured it all out yet so well they couldn't benefit from picking the brain of a long-time advanced orienteer.  If you fall anywhere in that range and would like to take part, please email me no later than Friday evening by 9pm.  Space is theoretically limited but it probably won't be an issue - if it becomes one, maybe I'll do it again at Pohick Bay. Cheers.


Jon Torrance


Orienteer *Saturday* at Patapsco/Granite

Greg Lennon
 

A rain-free day with high temps in the mid-60's is predicted for this Saturday, May 11, when we'll be holding an orienteering event in the Granite area of Patapsco Valley State Park (near Woodstock, MD).


Course setter Jan Merka has designed the full set of seven courses (white through blue), and full details are now online. Our registration area will be in the St. Alphonsus Rodriguez church parking lot, as in the past, with registration from 10:45am - 1:15pm, starts 11 - 1:30, and a "be back no later than" time of 3pm as usual.


Full event details and driving directions are on the event webpage.


See you *Saturday*! 

For sale cheap: Icebug Men's DTS2 BUGrip Studded Traction Running Shoe size 9

adam smith
 

Hi,
sorry to spam the whole list with this.

I have a pair of icebug mens size 9 shoes I ordered last year that are too big for me. I used them twice before giving up on them and ordering a smaller size, and they've been sitting around ever since.  Someone should be using them!  If that's you, I'll sell them for $20- I think that's about 75% off.  I'll be at the Gunniston Hall meet.  Below is a link with a picture of the shoe I'm talking about. 

-adam

Orienteer at Gunston Hall This Sunday

Greg Lennon
 

Make the o in Cinque de MayO be orienteering by heading to Gunston Hall (near Lorton VA) this Sunday, May 5. Courtesy of course setter Sid Sachs we'll have a training course for beginners, as well as regular beginner, intermediate (orange) and advanced (brown through blue) courses.


As for our last event at Gunston Hall, there will be a $5 surcharge for all participants at this venue, and you'll have the option to (at no additional charge) take a guided tour of the Hall. You can do this before or after (if you finish early enough) your orienteering; otherwise, event timing is standard, with registration from 10:45 - 1:15, starts from 11 - 1:30, and course closing at 3pm.


Full course and event details as well as driving directions are on the event webpage.


See you Sunday!


Re: Course Setter Training Opportunity

Chris Rumohr
 

Hi Greg - I am interested.  :)


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On Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 9:27:56 AM EDT, greg_lennon@... [Quantico_Orienteering_Club] wrote:


 

Distributed on behalf of Charles Carrick (QOC's VP/VA), intended primarily - but probably not exclusively - to QOC orienteers in Virginia: 


I mentioned at the Bumble/winter meeting in February that I would be sending out an email to solicit interest in learning how to design and set orienteering courses for QOC, so here it is.  

Course design/setting is a fun way to spend a little more time out in the woods, improve your own skills, and help the club at the same time.  QOC has an expansive event schedule running from September through early June.  By the end of this season, we will have completed thirteen local meets in Virginia alone.  We are able to enjoy all these events, because so many of you are willing to volunteer at our meets for registration, beginner training and control pick-up.  Learning to set courses takes a little more training and preparation, but it's very enjoyable in its own right, as I discovered in my first stint as a course setter at Occoquan back in September.  

Inevitably, we need to be able to replace our course setters who move out of the area, and it has sometimes been a challenge in the last few years to fill all the course-setter slots.  This past season, under the direction of QOC's Chief Mapper, Francis Hogle, who has led the club's training effort for many years, we were able to train several new Virginia course setters, but it's necessary to sustain that success by ensuring a trickle of new course setters in the years ahead, so we can continue to enjoy a robust QOC event schedule.

With all that in mind, I am happy to offer a short training course on an annual or near-annual basis targeted for 2-3 members at a time who would like to learn to design and set courses for the club in the future.  The first iteration of the course is planned for the 2019-2020 season in the October-November time frame.    

Our own Andrew Komm, who has designed numerous national-level courses, will be the chief course designer/setter and lead the training.   You'll work with him, learning how to design and set the courses in a hands-on, small-group environment during the October-November period when the woods of Northern Virginia are at their most beautiful and the weather typically at its best.  The training will involve a few instructional sessions spread over several weeks scheduled at times convenient for those involved and time in the woods creating the course for one of our events.  It should be both fun and rewarding.    

You don't need to commit to anything for next season at this point.  I am looking only to identify folks who have a general interest in learning about designing orienteering courses.  Later this spring/early summer, when we have finalized our schedule for next season, we can see who would be available for the training in the 2019-20 season and then keep those others who are interested in mind for future seasons.

So by all means contact me by phone, text, email or the club messaging system if you are interested or have questions.  My cell/text number is 786-269-5030 and my email is ccarrick64@... or you can email me using the club's internal email by finding me in the club directory.   And thanks again for everything you are already doing for the club,

Charles

Charles Carrick

QOC VP for Virginia

Course Setter Training Opportunity

Greg Lennon
 

Distributed on behalf of Charles Carrick (QOC's VP/VA), intended primarily - but probably not exclusively - to QOC orienteers in Virginia: 


I mentioned at the Bumble/winter meeting in February that I would be sending out an email to solicit interest in learning how to design and set orienteering courses for QOC, so here it is.  

Course design/setting is a fun way to spend a little more time out in the woods, improve your own skills, and help the club at the same time.  QOC has an expansive event schedule running from September through early June.  By the end of this season, we will have completed thirteen local meets in Virginia alone.  We are able to enjoy all these events, because so many of you are willing to volunteer at our meets for registration, beginner training and control pick-up.  Learning to set courses takes a little more training and preparation, but it's very enjoyable in its own right, as I discovered in my first stint as a course setter at Occoquan back in September.  

Inevitably, we need to be able to replace our course setters who move out of the area, and it has sometimes been a challenge in the last few years to fill all the course-setter slots.  This past season, under the direction of QOC's Chief Mapper, Francis Hogle, who has led the club's training effort for many years, we were able to train several new Virginia course setters, but it's necessary to sustain that success by ensuring a trickle of new course setters in the years ahead, so we can continue to enjoy a robust QOC event schedule.

With all that in mind, I am happy to offer a short training course on an annual or near-annual basis targeted for 2-3 members at a time who would like to learn to design and set courses for the club in the future.  The first iteration of the course is planned for the 2019-2020 season in the October-November time frame.    

Our own Andrew Komm, who has designed numerous national-level courses, will be the chief course designer/setter and lead the training.   You'll work with him, learning how to design and set the courses in a hands-on, small-group environment during the October-November period when the woods of Northern Virginia are at their most beautiful and the weather typically at its best.  The training will involve a few instructional sessions spread over several weeks scheduled at times convenient for those involved and time in the woods creating the course for one of our events.  It should be both fun and rewarding.    

You don't need to commit to anything for next season at this point.  I am looking only to identify folks who have a general interest in learning about designing orienteering courses.  Later this spring/early summer, when we have finalized our schedule for next season, we can see who would be available for the training in the 2019-20 season and then keep those others who are interested in mind for future seasons.

So by all means contact me by phone, text, email or the club messaging system if you are interested or have questions.  My cell/text number is 786-269-5030 and my email is ccarrick64@... or you can email me using the club's internal email by finding me in the club directory.   And thanks again for everything you are already doing for the club,

Charles

Charles Carrick

QOC VP for Virginia

Re: Orienteer Sunday at Lake Needwood

Peggy Dickison
 

We have a bunch too. We live in Bethesda, if that’s easier to get to than Lorton.
We won’t be at Needwood.
Peggy

On Apr 26, 2019, at 8:26 PM, 'sidneysachs@...' sidneysachs@... [Quantico_Orienteering_Club] <Quantico_Orienteering_Club@...> wrote:

Virginia,

If you can not get them at Lake Needwood, I have some for Gunston Hall event and I will not be using them all. However, I live in Lorton, so you will have to drive here to get them.

Sidney Sachs
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Re: Orienteer Sunday at Lake Needwood

Sidney A Sachs
 

Virginia,

If you can not get them at Lake Needwood, I have some for Gunston Hall event and I will not be using them all. However, I live in Lorton, so you will have to drive here to get them.

Sidney Sachs
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Re: Orienteer Sunday at Lake Needwood

orienteer79
 

Is there any chance I can borrow about a dozen control flags (just flags, no SI units or anything) for a girl scout presentation I'm giving next Thursday? I can bring them back to Gunston Hall.

Cheers, 
Virginia 



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From: "greg_lennon@... [Quantico_Orienteering_Club]" <Quantico_Orienteering_Club@...>
Date: 4/25/19 20:44 (GMT-05:00)
To: Quantico_Orienteering_Club@...
Subject: [Quantico_Orienteering_Club] Orienteer Sunday at Lake Needwood

 

With the temperatures predicted to be in the 70's, this Sunday, April 28, should be a fine time to go orienteering at Lake Needwood Park (near Derwood, MD). We'll have a full set of seven courses on offer (white through blue), and you can register at the event. Timing is standard (register between 10:45 - 1:15, start any time between 11 - 1:30, and be back by 3pm).


This is a park with a lot of amenities and family recreational opportunities, and it's also one that welcomes dogs (on leashes); along with driving directions, full event details are available on our event webpage.


See you Sunday!




Orienteer Sunday at Lake Needwood

Greg Lennon
 

With the temperatures predicted to be in the 70's, this Sunday, April 28, should be a fine time to go orienteering at Lake Needwood Park (near Derwood, MD). We'll have a full set of seven courses on offer (white through blue), and you can register at the event. Timing is standard (register between 10:45 - 1:15, start any time between 11 - 1:30, and be back by 3pm).


This is a park with a lot of amenities and family recreational opportunities, and it's also one that welcomes dogs (on leashes); along with driving directions, full event details are available on our event webpage.


See you Sunday!




Watch Tiomila this weekend!

Boris Granovskiy
 

Hi all,

One of the world's biggest orienteering races, the legendary Tiomila relay, takes place in Sweden this coming weekend. For the third year in a row, there will be live web TV commentary in English all day and all night. This year, I will be joined in the commentary booth by fellow U.S. orienteer Cristina Luis.

You can purchase access for the entire weekend here.The women's race starts a 7:15am Eastern time, and the men's race in 2:30pm.

Make sure to tune in and see some amazing racing in Scandinavian forests!

- Boris