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Let us know about your summer 2018 orienteering experience

Kathleen Lennon
 

Did you have a great orienteering experience here or outside the area this summer? Let me know so that I can post it to Facebook - we can't wait to share it! 


Here's what I need to make that FB post happen:

  1. Photos: please submit 1-3 photos, I will choose one final photo to be posted.
  2. Write-up: please keep your write-up short, 1-3 sentences is great.
Yup, that's it. Please send your photos and short write-up to kalennon@... 

Thanks, 

Kathleen Lennon
QOC Publicity



Introductory Orienteering Event This Saturday

Greg Lennon
 

Hi QOC members -
This is a reminder that this Saturday, September 8, we have our second "Introduction to Orienteering" event at Pohick Regional Park.


This is a FREE annual event that gives you the chance to encourage your friends, family, and co-workers to get outside and experience the activity you love and are always talking about. Full details can be found online HERE. Spread the word!




Northern Va Senior Olympics Registration Deadline Extended to 8/31

Good, Katherine E.
 

Over 50?  Live in Northern Virginia?  If so, you have the option of participating on the NOVA Senior Olympic Orienteering event held in conjunction with QOC’s first event of the season at Occoquan Regional Park.

Registration has been extended.  Beginner ( white or yellow course – still to be determined) OR Advanced brown course.  Questions: contact Keg Good  keggood2013@...

 

Registration for the 2018 NVSO has been extended!

 

 

August 22, 2018

 

Dear Friends of the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics,

 

Thanks to popular demand, we have extended the deadline for registering for this year’s Northern Virginia Senior Olympics! 

 

Mail in registrations can now be postmarked as late as Aug. 31 and still be accepted. If you are registering online at www.nvso.us, you have until midnight, Sept. 3, to register for any of our dozens of competitions taking place throughout Northern Virginia. We have some great new games and our registration prices are still the lowest around, thanks to all of our generous sponsors and patrons!

 

Our goal is to make this the biggest and best senior games, which is why we are all very excited to offer everyone this extra time to register.

 

So don’t hesitate and be late, register now for the 2018 NVSO! Remember, there are no onsite registrations for any of our events and after Sept. 3, you will not be able to signup for this year’s fun and festivities. 

 

We are looking forward to seeing you at the games!

 

Regards,

 

Pete

 

Peter P. McGuirk

NVSO Registrations

1640 N. Harrison St.

Arlington, VA 22205-2729

Phone: (703) 533-9620

Cell: (571) 235-5547

FAX: (703) 534-8149

 

Northern Virginia Senior Olympics | P.O. Box 2089, Merrifield, VA 22116

 


QOC at NAOC

Boris Granovskiy
 

Hi QOC members,

In case you missed it, I wanted to point out that QOC member Diana Aleksieva represented the club well at the recent North American Orienteering Championships (NAOC) in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada. Racing in the F17-18 Elite category, Diana became the North American Champion in the sprint, earned bronze in the middle distance, and, along with fellow QOC member Zach Kuder, was part of the strong US junior contingent that defeated Canada for the Future Champions Cup, a trophy given to the nation in North America with the strongest junior results at NAOC.

Congratulations to Diana, Zach, and their families!


2nd: Reminder to register: SQUIRRELNADO Summer Series: Saturday, Aug 25th

Peggy Dickison
 

Sorry if you already received this or if you’re not interested. But in case you didn’t see Ted’s additional notes for this Saturday, here they are. 
Peggy


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Subject: 2nd: Reminder to register: SQUIRRELNADO Summer Series: Saturday, Aug 25th

2nd announcement for Coming Saturday event.  I added the short mountain bike course.  A few updates in the notes below.  Let me know if you have questions.

 

Saturday Aug 25th ,2018 SquirrelNADO Summer Series

            Event Mass Start 3:30pm.  Finish time 6:30pm

 

RSVP: email tedgood@... if you plan to attend.

      Please RSVP by 9:00 pm Thursday Aug 23 (sooner is better as specialty supplies and food have to be acquired).

 

    Entry Form:

         Name:

         SquirrelNado Sprint Events (Y/N): 

         Post race food (Y/N):         

         Prize Exchange: (Y/N):

 

     The Squirrel event series is in its 17th year of the summer series.   Come celebrate a whirlwind of park events at this year’s SquirrelNADO (like SharkNado but with Squirrels).  It will be part sprint, part score, part rogaine, part car, and all fun.  There are numerous areas nearby the Severn, MD area that have been mapped (some brand new areas).  Most are small local parks or technology areas.  Each area will have one or more courses in it. Each course is a sprint type course.  Controls should be done in order but you can skip controls if needed (See Scoring).  This is a multi-map chance to practice whatever you want.  Focus on certain type of event, or try them all and gets lots of exercise.  You have 3 hours to get as much done as you can/want.  Which parks you go to is up to you.  Who you travel with is up to you.  Whether you run, bike, roller blade, or pogo stick each course is up to you. Although some courses are more suitable for certain methods.  Just bring a watch so you can measure your time for each course.

     As usual we will end at the home of Ted and Darcy Good for the make your own pizza party, and social time.

 

Location & Schedule: 

     2:30-3:25 registration

           Matthewstown Harmons Park

7605 Ridge Chapel Road,

Hanover, MD 21076

     3:30 Mass Start: field/parking lot sprint.

     4:30-5:00:Late arrivals Registration/Start time: same location as above.           

     6:30:  Courses close.

     Finish: Home of Ted and Darcy Good (We have cats for those with allergies)

            1713 Prairie Court

            Severn, Maryland 21144

 

Cost:

     Minimum of $5.00 but I expect more donations as you get so much more from this event: food, games, multiple orienteering, awards, preprinted maps……  It will cost more than $5 just to print all the maps.  All money goes to the U.S. team so dig deep into those pockets.

 

SquirrelNADO Park Tour Rules:

     We will meet at Matthewstown Harmans Park for the 3:30 mass start.  The event will end at Good’s house hold.

     There are many mapped areas.  Several of the parks touch each other so it is possible to run/bike from one to another.  Other parks will require driving to get to.

      Who travels in what car is entirely up to you (see award scoring).

      Cars are required to follow ALL traffic rules.  Any car getting a ticket will forfeit all points.  Cars are required to park in one spot per map.  I.E. you can’t drive along dropping off people.  Cars must park before dropping off or picking up people.

      There is no guarantee there will be parking in the lots.  I have no idea how busy the parks will be.  Some areas are heavily used, others much less so.

     Courses must be done in control order but you can skip controls.  For example, you can do control 1-4,7,10,11.  Your time on each course is important but only if you do all the controls.  Courses/maps can be done in any order.  As the maps overlap, you can get score controls while on a sprint course.

     Bikes Courses: 2 bike courses where road bikes are fine.  One course Mountain bikes where the trails are Gnarly and not in good condition (sandy, marshy, sticks).   Road Courses are road/paved trails.  Road Bike courses can be done in either direction as the start is not near the finish.  Bikes can be used on the field sprint courses but mountain bikes would be better suited for that.   Bikers need helmets.

      For all courses, you are required to touch the control.  I will have squirrels watching to make sure everyone does.

 

     Course distances range from 180m to 10K.  Most field and wood sprint courses are 1-2K each.  Bike courses are longer.  If you try to get them all there are 116 controls and  28K (Hmmm, I wonder how I am going to get them all hung in time? I did 9 tonight.)

 

Each car will get:

  • road overview of the area of all the parks.  Few road names on the map.  There will also be a description (information below) of the courses and maps.  I recommend a GPS in order to find the parks.  I plan to email the course information out ahead of time so you can prepare GPS ahead of time.  Park addresses will be provided.
  • Score sheet to mark how many controls, or the time on each course if you get them all.

 

Park information:

  • Course Types include: Field, Woods, Bike
  • Course Lengths.
  • Mode: Foot and/or Bike (mountain bike)
  • # Controls
  • Map Scale (1,2,500 or 1:5,000 or 1:10,000)
  • Control Type: what you are looking for (control, streamer, orange flag).
  • Map Address: so you can GPS it to get to it.
  • Parking information: In a parking lot or along the road
  • On separate sheets there will Map/course notes for each course.

 

Each Individual will get

  • A copy of each map and clue descriptions
  • Two map cases (one to hold all the maps and one to run with).
  • Orienteering Quiz
  • Orienteering activities:

Scoring:

     You get points for each course you do.  Everyone will need to keep track of their own course time (or the number of controls done) and write that on the score sheet.  When done turn the score sheets into the event coordinator.

     Scoring will be a percentage of the fastest time on each course.  Score = fastest time/your time * 100 = your points for each maps.

      If controls are skipped during a course, you get a percentage of the last place time.  For example if there are 10 controls on a course and you get 6 of them, then you will get 60% of score of whomever the last person to get all the controls.  So if the last placed finisher got 50%, you would get 30 points (50 x 0.6).  If no one finished all the controls then whoever had the most controls will get 100 points and other a percentage of that.

     There will also be various other activities that can generate points.

     Whoever has the most points wins.  Points determine prize selection order.

 

Awards:

     Once again, there will be awesome prizes awarded (must be present at ceremony to receive awards).  Awards will be determined based on points from orienteering and other activities.  Awards are only for those that actually orienteer.  To get an award: competitors must get a minimum of 3 controls.  There will only be one award per competitor.  Awards will be awarded until there are no more awards left or everyone has one.

     Decisions (and mistakes) of the judges are final.

 

     Again this year you can bring an award to exchange/swap.  Bringing an award is totally optional.  If you have suitable type merchandise you want to get rid of you can bring it with the following conditions:

  1. Only allowed to bring one item per competitor (no exceptions)
  2. You must identify what you brought.
  3. If no one selects your prize then you must take it home with you.  No leaving it behind.

 

MISC:

     You will need your own watch for timing on each course.

     No speeding on the roads (that part isn’t a race).

     I recommend bringing towels/plastic for the car as you hop between parks.

     There are numerous slupee/icee locations around the parks (some on the map).

     We don’t have any permits.  Be respectful of the parks and any other patrons of the parks.

     I will be roaming the parks with drinks but may not be in the park when you need it so bring your own.

Post Orienteering: Food and Events:

     The post orienteering food will again be ‘pizza’.  We will provide the pizza.  You don’t need to bring anything unless you have special dietary needs. We will also have other foods available (foods TBD but probably chips/desserts of some sort).  Common sodas will be provided.  Bring your own alcohol.

 

     Those wishing to stay for post food MUST BRING a Change of CLOTHING (and use them) in order to gain access to the house.  No icky clothes in the main part of the house (especially if you were in the woods).  If you plan to eat you must also let us know so we can get enough food (see line on entry form).  Showers/Towels will again be available (and recommended) for competitors. 

 

      There is usually at least one post orienteering activity.  It is voluntary to participate but they do generate points towards awards.

 

FINISH DIRECTIONS:  There won’t be anyone there during the event.

    The event is in Severn Md. About 1/2 way between DC and Baltimore. 

 

     To the finish area:

   - Take the BW Parkway to Rt 175.  Go east on Rt 175 for  ~ 1.3 miles.

     Go past the shopping center on the right. 

   - Turn left onto Disney Rd.  There is a Stop light at Disney and a CVS pharmacy on the left.

   - Go 3/4 of a mile and turn right on Frontier Rd.

   - Make the first right on Prairie Court.

   - Go to the circle part of the court.  Park along Prairie Court.  DO NOT PARK ON THE GRASS.

 

ADDRESS:

1713 Prairie Court

Severn, Maryland,

410-551-4838 (h)

 

Recommended things to bring:

GPS, Towels, Orienteering Gear, Beverages for between events, Bug Spray, suntan lotion.  Watch, Bike/Helment,  MONEY, MONEY, MONEY.

 

Map Notes:

Maps made from Google Earth and then field checked.  Contours are from Anne Arundel County data (converted into a format I could use by Greg Lennon).  Sprint Maps are 1:5,000.  Bike maps are 1:15,000.  Contours are 1m or 3 meter.   Parks are generally pretty flat.

Black circles denote Playing field lights.  Parking lot lights are not on the map.  Most maps use sprint map symbols but some of the older ones are classic maps.

 

 

Critters: The Ball field areas are chigger/tick free.  The dirt trails in the woods or overgrown fields may have chiggers and ticks.  If you are in the woods you Will GET CHIGGERS (see individual map notes).    There is always a chance of ticks so check yourself. Bug spray still highly recommended.  I will have Duct Tape available to help dechigger for anyone brave enough.

Poison Ivy: There is a little bit in the woods but shouldn’t be a problem.

Bathrooms: Most of the parks have bathrooms or portajohns that you can see from the parking area.  I can’t speak to their condition or if they have toilet paper.

 

 

 

 

          Ted Good

          Squirrel Summer Series Coordinator.

 


Registration deadline is looming for NOVA Sr Olympics

Good, Katherine E.
 

For those of you living in Northern Va and who are over 50 years young:

Orienteering courses in include a beginner (W or Y) and a brown ( short advanced)

 

July 30, 2018

 

Online registration for the 2018 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics closes on August 24. Paper registrations must be in the mail by August 20.  The deadlines are earlier than in past years -- DO NOT PROCRASTINATE -- REGISTER NOW! 

 

We have added three new sports for 2018, Beach Ball Wallyball, Canasta and Croquet. For more information, and to register online, go to the NVSO website, nvso.us, or click on this link, NVSO Website. The website has a wealth of helpful information, such as schedules, venues and rules for each event.

 

To start the registration process, at the website, click on "Registration", then on "Online Registration (click here)". If you wish to register by mail, download the "List of Events, Registration and Waiver" form, pages 7 and 8 of the paper registration form, enclose a check and mail the registration to me at the address below. If you are registering by paper, PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU INDICATE YOUR PREFERENCE FOR A FREE T-SHIRT on the List of Events Form.

 

A few notes:

 

·     If you are searching for a partner or team, let us know at nvso1982@.... Your contact information will be posted on the Athletes Bulletin Board on the NVSO website.

 

·     You only need to enter something into a "Partner" box if you signed up for a doubles event. If you are playing singles only, leave it blank.

 

·     If you are signing up for a team sport, such as Basketball or Beach Ball Wally Ball, enter the team's name or some information that will help the event director place you with a team.

 

·     You will notice that all online payments are processed through PayPal. If you have a PayPal account, you may use that for your payment. If you don't have a PayPal account, simply click on "Checkout As a Guest" and fill out your credit card info. 

 

Don't delay. Register NOW! See you in September.

 

Regards, Pete

 

Peter P. McGuirk

NVSO Registrations

1640 N. Harrison St.

Arlington, VA 22205-2729

Phone: (703) 533-9620

Cell: (571) 235-5547

FAX: (703) 534-8149

pete@...

 


Introductory Orienteering Event This Saturday

Greg Lennon
 

Hi QOC members -


This is a reminder that this Saturday, July 14, we have our first of two "Introduction to Orienteering" events at Wheaton Regional Park.The next one will be Saturday, Sept 8 at Mason Neck.

 
These are FREE annual events that give you the chance to encourage your friends, family, and co-workers to get outside and experience the activity you love and are always talking about. Full details can be found online HERESpace is still available so spread the word!

 


Summer Series 2018, 6-16-2018

Daniel Heimgartner
 


Summer Series 2018, 6-16-2018

Daniel Heimgartner
 


Reminder: Register for Sunday's Platformpalooza

Greg Lennon
 

[Yahoo! Groups may have lost a similar message posted earlier today, but if you got it, feel free to ignore this one ...]


Platformpalooza returns this Sunday, June 10, as QOC hosts an orienteering event at Cunningham Falls State Park (near Thurmont, MD). Named after the charcoal platforms that are uniquely abundant among QOC terrains, course setter Jon Torrance has designed a full set of seven courses (white through blue) for your orienteering enjoyment - and challenge. Start your course any time between 11am - 1:30pm and as always be sure to be back before 3pm.


Event directors Karla Hulett and Gary Smith stress that pre-registration and payment is the best way to guarantee a map for this event, so head to the event webpage where you'll find the registration links and full course details.


Two brief reminders: the park usually does charge a per person entry fee ($3/pp for MD residents, $5/pp for others), so having cash on hand is helpful. Additionally, be prepared for unsettled weather, even as we are glad to see the predicted high temperature to be in the low 70's.


Full event and course details, plus extensive course setter comments and of course the link to register, are on the event webpage so head there now to register and then plan on finding those terraces on Sunday!



PlatformPalooza: Orienteer This Sunday at Cunningham Falls State Park

Greg Lennon
 

Head out this Sunday, June 10, to Cunningham Falls State Park (near Thurmont, MD) for a rare opportunity to orienteer in a terrain replete with charcoal terraces, as QOC brings you another Platformpalooza!


Registration and payment is now open online via the event webpage and is strongly encouraged by event directors Karla Hulett & Gary Smith to guarantee you a map. Course setter Jon Torrance has designed a full set of seven courses (white through blue), taking full advantage of the unique features of this area.


Be aware that the park does usually collect a per person entrance fee ($3 for MD residents, $5 for out-of-staters), so it helps to have in cash on hand. Weather is currently predicted to be unsettled, but the good news is that the temperature is expected to reach the low 70's.


Full event details, updated driving directions and quite significant course setter comments can be found on the event webpage - including the all important registration links for you to use ...



 


Summer Short Series update

Peggy Dickison
 

The schedule is starting to take shape!

 

We don’t have a SSS scheduled this weekend (yet), but never fear, we do have orienteering! Sunday the 10th we have an event at Cunningham Falls, a very hilly area near Thurmont, MD. If you attended last year’s inaugural event (a very hot Easter Sunday), you know that the area is one BIG hill. Let’s hope it’s not as hot this year… Check the QOC website for the details.

 

We will have SSS events on 16 June (Manassas area); 23 June; and 7 July.  At this time, all other dates are still available.

 

Let’s get out and help our US team members train for their big events (Diana Aleksiev will attend the Junior World Championships; Turner Leigh will be going to Europe to compete and train; and summer visitor Michael Laraia will be running in the World University Championships and the World Orienteering Champs).

 

Peggy


2018 Summer Short Series

Peggy Dickison
 

Hi O’ folks!

 

It’s already that time of year: the B*** Chase is tomorrow, and that means the end of the 17-18 local orienteering season is over. But those of us who will be racing in the summer elsewhere, or early in the fall, or just love orienteering training, will want to take advantage of Quantico’s annual series of Saturday evening training sessions.

 

For those who haven’t participated before and/or don’t know what the series entails, here are the important details.

·         These are low-key events, often with just one or two courses (or training exercise), aimed at advanced orienteers. Often intermediate orienteers are able to participate as well and get something out of it. Sometimes we even piggyback on the club’s beginner’s events, which obviously are good for the whole family!

·         They (generally) take place at 4 pm on Saturdays, followed by a group dining experience. Though sometimes they are at other times, if it works better for the organizer (“host”) or venue. And dining is completely optional, but most people find that this is a great time to socialize, get to know other orienteers better, and maybe learn some cool tips.

·         Although it’s called a “series,” there’s no requirement to do any specific number; there are no awards or standings. Each event stands on its own.

·         Results aren’t published and often aren’t even recorded.

·         Usually it’s not timed with e-punches; often it’s old-school ribbons or just controls to touch.

·         Cost is *still* an amazing bargain at $5/event, with *all* the proceeds going directly to the US Senior Foot Orienteering Team to help them defray their expenses (going to the World Champs, World Cups, North Americans etc.). We *always* are happy to take donations above that amount (and at Ted’s not-to-be-missed event, it’s almost demanded). The donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.

·         The events are put on by you, and people like you! This is actually an easy way to get your feet wet course setting and/or organizing an event, since you don’t have to set a full complement of courses. Please consider volunteering to host.

·         Training often takes place on maps/in parks we don’t use for regular events, because the area is too small or has poor logistics; the map isn’t completed yet; we can’t get permission for a larger event; or some other reason. Many of our usual sites started out as Summer Short Series sites.

·         The series has been going on for over 20 years and is a great way to get motivated to run in DC’s horrible summer weather and nasty summer woods. If you want to be ready for the fall, this is a great way to do it!

 

Here are the dates (all are available to be filled, though we do have one event I know of, with a flexible date). We aim to have events every weekend but it doesn’t always happen. Along with the dates, I’m listing a major event that some club people are attending, just in case you want to avoid that date.

 

June 9  (Boston Sprint Camp)

June 16  (Jukola Relay, Finland)

June 23  (Los Angeles 2-day incl a National Ranking Event)

June 30  (Arctic O, Greenland; World Masters Mountain Bike O’ Champs, Hungary)

July 7  (World Masters O’ Champs, Denmark)

July 14  (Junior World Champs, Hungary)

July 21  (O-Ringen, Sweden; World University Champs, Finland)

July 28

Aug 4  (World Orienteering Champs, Latvia)

Aug 11  (WOC, Latvia)

Aug 18  (North American O Champs, Yukon, Can)
Aug 25

Sep 1  (Rocky Mtn O’ Fest, Wyoming)

 

By the way, while the money raised by this event goes to the Senior Team, I wanted to give a shout-out to our own Diana Aleksieva, who will be representing the US in the Junior Worlds in Hungary! (To support her and the Team, you can make a donation or participate in their fun control challenge … see https://www.attackpoint.org/discussionthread.jsp/message_1289689#message1293979 for more information).

And Michael Laraia, who runs for Minnesota OC but is in the area this summer for an internship, will be competing in the World University Champs. That’s part of the Senior Team so some of the money we earn will help the US WUOC Team.

 

But it’s not just about helping our Teams. It’s about maintaining your skills, improving your skills, sweating a ton, hanging out with friends, and having fun!

 

Last year the email list got too big but I may try sending messages differently. If I manage that, then if you were on the list last year, you need do nothing. If you were not on the email list last year and you would like to be this year, *send me an email* (pdickison@...). This is also the email to reach me to schedule an event. I send updates and information regularly.

 

I hope to see a lot of you in the summer woods!

Peggy Dickison

SSS Mistress


Celebrate & Orienteer This Sunday At Jug Bay

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 Mike Newman.


This event has a mass start at noon, and looping courses suitable for all skill levels from beginner to advanced thanks to course setter Craig Shelden. Pre-registration is now 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!




Relay this weekend

Peggy Dickison
 

Sorry for the blast, but it’s easier than finding all the relevant emails. If you’re not attending the National event this weekend (the Westchester Challenge), you can ignore this!

 

So Sunday there’s a relay. Awards are for club relay teams in two point categories (3 and 7). Teams are 3 runners each. It looks like there are 15 QOC members registered for the relay, but some of them will be running on junior teams that Boris is putting together.

 

I am not QOC (and will be running on an ad hoc team) but I’m happy to put together teams if people are interested. If you want me to put you on a team, send me an email, ideally with your point value (I can look it up if you don’t know it) and if you want to run with specific people. If you’ve already put together a team, you can let me know – or not. (Boris, if you could let me know what juniors will be on a junior team, that would be helpful.)

 

If I don’t hear from you, I won’t put you on a team and I’ll assume you already have a team. If I haven’t heard from you and I need another person or two, I might reach out and ask about your plans.

 

If there’s already someone putting together teams, that’s great, I’ll step aside. Nadim tells me he hasn’t heard anything so I thought I’d be proactive. Y’all can tell me to take a hike if you want. J

 

Peggy


Annual General Meeting Announcement

Greg Lennon
 

The Annual Meeting of the Quanticio Orienteering Club General Membership will take place on Sunday, June 3, 2018 promptly at 11:25 AM in conjuction with the Jug Bay Event in the area of the Caretakers House, Bristol Maryland.  Location Map.  The Election of Officers for 2018-2019 Season will take place at the meeting.  The Slate of Officers as recommended by the Nominating Committee, which was chaired by Heidi Onkst, is listed below.  The Annual Picnic and Awards Ceremony will take place immediately following the running of the courses. Thanks to Mike Newman, who is serving as the Meet Director and Craig Shelden, who is the course designer and setter.  Special thanks and appreciation to Dave Linthicum and Peggy Brosnan for graciously arranging for QOC's use of the Jug Bay area.
-Jody Landers, President

QOC Officer Nominations for 2018-2019 Season​

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 Vic Culp

Secretary Karla Hulett
(ExOfficio) Jon Torrance



Re: Orienteer at Lake Needwood this Sunday

Jane Leggett
 

The course was fun, Peggy, and yes, a bit hilly! -- thanks! Tom did a great job organizing.

Jane


On Friday, May 11, 2018, 7:56:55 PM EDT, 'Peggy Dickison' pdickison@... [Quantico_Orienteering_Club] wrote:


 

And let me add: the woods are *gorgeous* and runnable. (yeah and a bit hilly…)

Lake Needwood is not technically very difficult, so the courses are a bit on the easy side. If you’re looking to move up to Orange or try your first advanced course, this might be a good time.

Peggy

 

From: Quantico_Orienteering_Club@yahoogroups..com [mailto:Quantico_Orienteering_Club@yahoogroups..com]
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2018 7:18 PM
To: Quantico_Orienteering_Club@...
Subject: [Quantico_Orienteering_Club] Orienteer at Lake Needwood this Sunday

 

 

Course setter, Peggy Dickison, will herself be busy in New York this Sunday, May 13 extending her streak of Billygoat finishes, but she has left us locally with a slate of eight classic orienteering courses (white through blue, including beige) at Lake Needwood, just northeast of downtown Rockville, MD. A high in the mid-sixties is predicted with a possibility of scattered thunderstorms developing in the area during the afternoon so come enjoy the comfort of running in cool temperatures while you can while hopefully also staying dry if you manage the timing right.

 

Event timing will be standard - sign in between 10:45 - 1:15, start between 11 - 1:30, and be back before 3:00pm. Other details including fairly detailed course notes are posted on the event webpage

 

Note: the club's loaner GPS watches and thumb compasses will not be in attendance so this would be a bad event to forget to bring your own GPS or thumb compass.

 

See you on Sunday!

 


Re: Orienteer at Lake Needwood this Sunday

Peggy Dickison
 

Though the northern woods are more mixed, more green, and with thorny vegetation. Gaiters are definitely recommended. 
Peggy 


On May 11, 2018, at 7:56 PM, 'Peggy Dickison' pdickison@... [Quantico_Orienteering_Club] <Quantico_Orienteering_Club@...> wrote:

 

And let me add: the woods are *gorgeous* and runnable. (yeah and a bit hilly…)

Lake Needwood is not technically very difficult, so the courses are a bit on the easy side. If you’re looking to move up to Orange or try your first advanced course, this might be a good time.

Peggy

 

From: Quantico_Orienteering_Club@... [mailto:Quantico_Orienteering_Club@yahoogroups..com]
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2018 7:18 PM
To: Quantico_Orienteering_Club@...
Subject: [Quantico_Orienteering_Club] Orienteer at Lake Needwood this Sunday

 

 

Course setter, Peggy Dickison, will herself be busy in New York this Sunday, May 13 extending her streak of Billygoat finishes, but she has left us locally with a slate of eight classic orienteering courses (white through blue, including beige) at Lake Needwood, just northeast of downtown Rockville, MD. A high in the mid-sixties is predicted with a possibility of scattered thunderstorms developing in the area during the afternoon so come enjoy the comfort of running in cool temperatures while you can while hopefully also staying dry if you manage the timing right.

 

Event timing will be standard - sign in between 10:45 - 1:15, start between 11 - 1:30, and be back before 3:00pm. Other details including fairly detailed course notes are posted on the http://qoc.us.orienteering.org/events/2018/5/13/lake-needwood">event webpage.

 

Note: the club's loaner GPS watches and thumb compasses will not be in attendance so this would be a bad event to forget to bring your own GPS or thumb compass.

 

See you on Sunday!

 


Re: Orienteer at Lake Needwood this Sunday

Peggy Dickison
 

And let me add: the woods are *gorgeous* and runnable. (yeah and a bit hilly…)

Lake Needwood is not technically very difficult, so the courses are a bit on the easy side. If you’re looking to move up to Orange or try your first advanced course, this might be a good time.

Peggy

 

From: Quantico_Orienteering_Club@... [mailto:Quantico_Orienteering_Club@...]
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2018 7:18 PM
To: Quantico_Orienteering_Club@...
Subject: [Quantico_Orienteering_Club] Orienteer at Lake Needwood this Sunday

 

 

Course setter, Peggy Dickison, will herself be busy in New York this Sunday, May 13 extending her streak of Billygoat finishes, but she has left us locally with a slate of eight classic orienteering courses (white through blue, including beige) at Lake Needwood, just northeast of downtown Rockville, MD. A high in the mid-sixties is predicted with a possibility of scattered thunderstorms developing in the area during the afternoon so come enjoy the comfort of running in cool temperatures while you can while hopefully also staying dry if you manage the timing right.

 

Event timing will be standard - sign in between 10:45 - 1:15, start between 11 - 1:30, and be back before 3:00pm. Other details including fairly detailed course notes are posted on the event webpage.

 

Note: the club's loaner GPS watches and thumb compasses will not be in attendance so this would be a bad event to forget to bring your own GPS or thumb compass.

 

See you on Sunday!

 


Orienteer at Lake Needwood this Sunday

Jon
 

Course setter, Peggy Dickison, will herself be busy in New York this Sunday, May 13 extending her streak of Billygoat finishes, but she has left us locally with a slate of eight classic orienteering courses (white through blue, including beige) at Lake Needwood, just northeast of downtown Rockville, MD. A high in the mid-sixties is predicted with a possibility of scattered thunderstorms developing in the area during the afternoon so come enjoy the comfort of running in cool temperatures while you can while hopefully also staying dry if you manage the timing right.


Event timing will be standard - sign in between 10:45 - 1:15, start between 11 - 1:30, and be back before 3:00pm. Other details including fairly detailed course notes are posted on the <a href="http://qoc.us.orienteering.org/events/2018/5/13/lake-needwood">event webpage</a>.


Note: the club's loaner GPS watches and thumb compasses will not be in attendance so this would be a bad event to forget to bring your own GPS or thumb compass.


See you on Sunday!