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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


Register Now to Orienteer This Saturday at Manassas

Greg Lennon
 

Just a quick reminder: we look forward to seeing you this *Saturday*, April 20, for some fine orienteering at Manassas Battlefield National Park, but you do need to pre-register and pay in advance for this particular event.


Event timing is standard (start anytime between 11 - 1:30, be back no later than 3), and full course (including a beige course) and driving details - plus the all important links to pre-register - are on the event webpage.


See you there!


Relay teams for Saturday

Peggy Dickison
 

Hi again, and sorry for the blast. I don’t have everyone’s email address so I figured I’d just send this to everyone. If you’re not running the relay at the Jr Nats, feel free to stop reading now. J

 

Here are the teams I’m proposing. If you already have a team, or want to be on a team with someone else, or changed your mind about running, let me know ASAP! I didn’t hear from many of you, but Valerie kindly sent me a list of who paid/registered to run it.

Valerie, consider these teams our initial entries … or wait for confirmation tomorrow.

 

Order of listing is proposed order of running. Note that for the Jr Varsity, 6-point teams, and 9-point teams, the middle leg is the easiest (Yellow-ish); the others are about orange-level and all legs are around 3 km. You can switch who runs which leg if you all agree (let Valerie know!).

 

Jr Varsity Team

Sam Loustaunau

Patrick Hession

Max Ahmed

 

3-Point Team #1

Brian Loustaunau

Ron Pontius

Petr Minar

 

3-Point Taem #2 (the injured reserve)

Boris Granovskiy

Allison Brown

Nadim Ahmed

 

6-point Team

Chris Silva

Tegan Mortimer

Florence Tan

 

9-Point Team

Tom Nolan

Alex Merka

Ted Good

 

I will be putting out controls tomorrow morning and may not have a chance to check my email much more tonight, but please let me know if the team I’ve put you on doesn’t work for you and I’ll adjust as best as possible.

Thanks everyone!

 

Peggy

 


Relay at Jr Nats this weekend

Peggy Dickison
 

Hi everyone! Sorry for the blast to the entire club; this is aimed at those QOCers who are competing in this weekend’s Jr Nationals, specifically Saturday’s relay.

Is anyone putting together teams? I haven’t heard anything and no one I’ve asked has, either. IF there’s no one out there already putting together or contemplating putting together teams, that’s great (and let me know!0. If not, I’m willing to do it.

 

If I do do this, I need info from those of you who are running in the relay. First, if you’ve already put together your team, just let me know that (and who’s on it, so I don’t try top out someone on an additional team).

 

The teams are 3, 6, and 9 points. Let me know how many points you are (under 15=3, 15-16 = 2, 17-20=1; 40-49=1; 50-59=2; 60+=3; and women are additional 2 points. Age is orienteering age – your age on Dec 31).

3 and 6 point teams have legs of ~3k, at about Orange level, with the middle leg a little easier technically. For the 9-point team, the middle leg will be like a Yellow.

If you have a preference for what leg (order or level of difficulty) let me know. And if you have somebody(ies) you’d like to run with I can put that team together.

We’ll try to put together real scholastic junior teams, which will run the same courses as the 9-point teams (junior varsity) or the 3- and 6-pt teams (senior varsity), but if you really want to have a family team with your junior, we can do that. The relay doesn’t count for the Jr Nats scholastic results so it won’t hurt if a junior doesn’t run on a scholastic team.

Confused? Check the website, which probably is more understandable than my explanation. http://uschamps.qocweb.org/classes-rules

 

Please let me know by Thursday evening if you want me to put you on a team!

Peggy D.

pdickison@...


Orienteer on Bike + Foot This Saturday at Rosaryville State Park

Greg Lennon
 

With two events and weather predicted to be in the 60's - 70's, plan to come orienteering this Saturday, March 30, at Rosaryville State Park (MD) ... but please be sure to register and pay in advance, since we are no longer allowed to collect registration fees in this park. This park does, however, have per-vehicle entrance fees.


First up: our mountain bike orienteering (MTBO) event. Three courses (short, medium, long), suitable for riders of any skill level. Go as slow - or fast - as you want, but come experience bike-based navigation. Register between 8:45 - 9:45am, start anytime between 9 - 10, and have your wheels back no later than 11:30.

And for the "regular" orienteering: the full slate of seven courses (white through blue) is available; register between 10:45 - 1:15, start anytime between 11 - 1:30, and be back no later than 3pm.

All courses are designed by Michael Dickey, with hospitality from our Event Directors John & Jody Landers. Full details on both events - and pre-registration links - are on the event webpage.

See you there!


Orienteer This Sunday at Patapsco Valley State Park (Avalon area)

Greg Lennon
 

This Sunday, March 24, eight fine courses will be on offer (white through blue, including beige) as we host an orienteering event based out of the Avalon area of Patapsco Valley State Park (near Elkridge, MD) - and the weather looks to be mostly sunny and dry!


Full course details are online, thanks to course setter Kim Jepsen, and although there is a vehicle entrance fee at this park, no advance registration is needed. Event director Anne Jepsen would like to remind you that this event is being held out of the "far" parking lot, which means participants will be crossing the road, so please be mindful and carpool if possible. Timing is our standard, so start any time between 11 - 1:30 and be back before 3pm.


Full event details and driving directions are on the event webpage, and while you're on the website, you may also want to register for next Saturday's (March 30) events (MTBO and/or foot) at Rosaryville State Park, where we are now required to have advance registration.






Night-O This Saturday at Prince William Forest

Greg Lennon
 

We expect a fine crowd this Saturday night (March 16) at Prince William Forest Park, VA, where thanks to course setter Gary Smith, there will be four night orienteering course options starting near our group area at Cabin Camp 5 (also known as Happyland). Course stats and course setter comments for the beginner, intermediate, and two advanced courses are now online on the event webpage.


This Night-O event does not require pre-registration, so just come to the event and register (and pay) any time between 7pm - 8:30pm. Start your course any time between 7:30 - 9pm, and be absolutely sure to be back before 10:30pm. [As with all of our night-O's we also remind you that dogs are not allowed on the course.]

Driving directions are posted on the event webpage. Be prepared to walk a fair distance in the dark to the registration area from the parking area, so have your headlamp or flashlight ready to go. We will try to get closer-in parking, but parking is expected to be quite tight. There should also be space for you to drop clothes or a bag before your run.

We're expecting clear night skies and temperatures to be in the mid- to high 40's, so dress warmly enough, carry extra batteries, and bring a watch - so you can make sure you are back before 10:30pm!


Re: Orienteer This Sunday At Mason Neck

Jon
 

FYI, the QOC GPS watches and thumb compasses will arrive and be available to borrow from approximately noon.

Jon

On Thu, Mar 7, 2019, 10:31 PM greg_lennon@... [Quantico_Orienteering_Club] <Quantico_Orienteering_Club@... wrote:
 

Sunday's temperatures are now flirting with approaching 70 degrees, so plan to come enjoy orienteering at Mason Neck State Park (near Lorton, VA), on one of Ken Walker's courses (white through blue) this Sunday, March 10.


Timing is standard - but don't forget to set your clocks forward an hour Saturday night for DST - so you can arrive to register between 10:45 - 1:15pm, start between 11 - 1:30pm and be back before 3pm. There is a park entrance fee at this State Park, and for those of you interested in checking out the visiting Northern Alaska tundra swans before or after your orienteering, check out the details on our event webpage.


Approaching Deadline Alert(s) ...


First, this coming Saturday (March 9) is the last day to register for QOC's Junior Training Weekend, held the next weekend (March 13-14) at Prince William Forest Park. Head here for details. Note that the Night-O event on Saturday (3/13) will be a regular public event, open to everyone and without any need to pre-register (webpage here).


Second, this Sunday (March 10) is your last chance to register at discounted rates for QOC's Classic Event, being held April 13-14 on the Quantico Marine Corps Base. A full website discussing this fine event, which includes the 2019 Junior National Championships, is online here and we encourage local orienteers - of all ages - to compete in this national event!



Re: Orienteer This Sunday At Mason Neck

A Louden
 

The Prince William Training weekend dates are March 16-17.


Amy

On Thursday, March 7, 2019, 10:31 PM, greg_lennon@... [Quantico_Orienteering_Club] wrote:

 

Sunday's temperatures are now flirting with approaching 70 degrees, so plan to come enjoy orienteering at Mason Neck State Park (near Lorton, VA), on one of Ken Walker's courses (white through blue) this Sunday, March 10.


Timing is standard - but don't forget to set your clocks forward an hour Saturday night for DST - so you can arrive to register between 10:45 - 1:15pm, start between 11 - 1:30pm and be back before 3pm. There is a park entrance fee at this State Park, and for those of you interested in checking out the visiting Northern Alaska tundra swans before or after your orienteering, check out the details on our event webpage.


Approaching Deadline Alert(s) ...


First, this coming Saturday (March 9) is the last day to register for QOC's Junior Training Weekend, held the next weekend (March 13-14) at Prince William Forest Park. Head here for details. Note that the Night-O event on Saturday (3/13) will be a regular public event, open to everyone and without any need to pre-register (webpage here).


Second, this Sunday (March 10) is your last chance to register at discounted rates for QOC's Classic Event, being held April 13-14 on the Quantico Marine Corps Base. A full website discussing this fine event, which includes the 2019 Junior National Championships, is online here and we encourage local orienteers - of all ages - to compete in this national event!