January 28, 2019

Eagle Island State Park Classic Meet -- Saturday February 23

We've had fun at Eagle Island Halloween Vampire Orienteering Meets. Because they have been night meets we haven't had the opportunity to explore the farther parts of the park and see the closer parts in detail. This meet will feature an intermediate course to test your navigation in the more complex parts and an advanced course to test your speed and endurance to the far corners.  We will also have a beginner course suitable for folks who want to stay on the trails and get an introduction to orienteering.

LOCATION

Make sure you pay the $5 vehicle entry fee on the way into the park at the entrance kiosk. For a bargain the Idaho State Park Passport is only $10 for full year access to all 30 state parks. The park has generously allowed us use of the park without paying any event or shelter rental fee, in return, please pay the park entry fee if you do not have the Annual State Park pass. 

Access to the park is now from State Street.

If you are logged on to Google, you can find the start on this map:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1bguGGo49x68AXBDhQtY9nA8ov3vOfG37&usp=sharing
When:  Saturday, February 23.  Starts from 9:00 - 11:00 AM.   
Course closes at 1:00 PM, so if you want more time you should come earlier in the window.
ADVANCED
Format:  Classic:  approximately 6 km.
INTERMEDIATE 
Format:  Classic:  approximately 3.5 km.
BEGINNER 
Format:  Classic:  approximately 2.5 km.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Cost:  
Single meet (day) dues: $10 per person/team, free for members 
  • Junior (up to 20 years old): $5 per person/team, free for members 
  • If more than one map is needed for a team, it is +$1 per map.
  • You may join CTOC for the full year which makes all local meets free!  See member info.
RSVP:  To minimize waste, please email me (jnm2870 AT cableone DOT net) with your count and maps needed by Thursday, February 21.    If you show up off the cuff, I will probably have a few blank maps to copy a course by hand.
Bring:
  • Compass!
  • Waiver, prepared in advance especially if you are not a CTOC member.
  • A suitable pack with essentials and snacks as you usually need to prepare for a day hike in the woods.
  • Sufficient water for yourself.  
  • Sunscreen and/or hat.  This is very exposed terrain.
  • Gaitors are recommended for the intermediate and advanced courses.
  • Cell phone. 
Important notes:  
  1. Please carry out any waste.
  2. There are a few barbed wire fences around.  As always be alert to loose strands on the ground, and as always watch where you run and step. Hope to see you out navigating with us!
John Murray


January 21, 2019

Julia Davis Park and BSU Results

Thanks to Sergey for updating a beautiful map. And to Innes for help with course setup and Katrina for help with pickup. Contrary to my original expectations, the weather got better as the day went on. The ground was wet, but not icy and the rain held off. We had a relatively small showing of participants, but they made up for it with enthusiasm!






January 18, 2019

Updates for Sunday Jan 20 Meet

See updates in the January 13 post for the meet in blue!

January 13, 2019

January 20 Julia Davis Park Meet

When: Sunday January 20, starts between 11am and 1pm
Rain is forecast for afternoon currently. I will try to be ready for early starts so you can stay dry. 

Location: Meet center at Julia Davis Park, 700 S Capital Blvd. Enter park and park between the Rose Garden and the Zoo. Start and finish at the same location near the Agricultural Pavilion.
There is good cover at the pavilion. 

FormatPark Motala/Sprint. Courses are a little shorter than I originally thought. Beginner course (~1.4km; 9 controls) stays mainly in Julia Davis Park. For intermediates and advanced orienteers, there are two loops, Loop 1 is ~2.3 km and 14 controls (favors) runners and Loop 2 is ~2.5 km and 15 controls (favors fast navigation). You may choose to do either loop or both.  There will be shared controls on the courses. There will be close controls on the courses so check control codes and avoid mis-punches. Do not assume other runners are running the same course as you. Courses are fast and fun! Lot's of goose poop underfoot. 

We will be running rain, snow, or sunshine. This is a great venue and a quiet time of year to make the most of it. Come join us! Please let me know if you are bringing a large group so I can be sure to have enough maps (melaniecwrightATgmaildotcom)

I will be not be using electronic punching so no need for SI sticks. 

Club members will be on hand for instruction/coaching if needed.

Cost:  
  • Single meet (day) dues: $10 per person/team, free for members 
  • Junior (up to 20 years old): $5 per person/team, free for members 
  • If more than one map is needed for a team, it is +$1 per map.
  • $1 compass rental.
  • You may join CTOC for the full year which makes all local meets free!  We do plan for full roster with monthly meets next year. See member info.

December 16, 2018

December 16 Willow Lane meet results

Brave enthusiasts gathered Sunday in the Willow Lane park to sample winter orienteering in spite of some snow and ice covering grounds. Results as following:

Local meet at Willow Lane park 12-16-18Sun 12/16/2018 7:18 PM
Resultscreated by OE2010 © Stephan Krämer SportSoftware 2015

 
Beginner (1)1.6 km 0 m7 C
PlStnoNameYBClubCl.Time
14Trenton YatesBeginner25:56
 
 
 
Loop 1 (5)2.5 km 0 m8 C
PlStnoNameYBClubCl.Time
110Zach Clayton 2loop120:59
211Mike Bading 2loop121:08
35Melanie Wright 2loop125:39
46John Murray 2loop127:39
58Trenton-Miguel Yatesloop153:14
 
 
 
Loop 2 (5)3.9 km 0 m8 C
PlStnoNameYBClubCl.Time

17Mike BadingIntermediate28:29
29Zach ClaytonIntermediate31:01
33Melanie WrightIntermediate44:01
42John MurrayIntermediate44:12
51Jerry StewartIntermediate2:00:37

Overalls for 2 loop motala (Loop 2 + Loop 1)
1Mike BadingIntermediate49:37
2
Zach ClaytonIntermediate52:00
3
Melanie WrightIntermediate69:40
4
John MurrayIntermediate71:51

Splits may be accessed at Winsplis in here

http://obasen.orientering.se/winsplits/online/en/show_event.asp?id=59926

We will publish our next year preliminary schedule in few days. Stay tuned! It appears that our next January meet may be at Bogus Basin Nordic Center for some snowshoe and ski - O!

Yours,
Sergey Velichko

December 14, 2018

December 16 Willow Lane park meet

When: Sunday December 16, starts between 11am and 1pm 

Location: Meet center at Willow Lane park, 4428 Willow Ln. Enter park and proceed to the first parking lot. Start and finish at the same location.

FormatPark Motala/Sprint. Advanced 2 loops (~6.5km), intermediate 1 loop (~3.9km), beginner (~1.5km).  There will be shared controls on the courses. There will be close controls on the courses so check control codes and avoid mis-punches. Do not assume other runners are running the same course as you. 


Electronic punching will be used for all courses so bring your SI stick or rent one from us at nominal charge. 

Club members will be on hand for instruction/coaching if needed.

Cost:  
  • Single meet (day) dues: $10 per person/team, free for members 
  • Junior (up to 20 years old): $5 per person/team, free for members 
  • If more than one map is needed for a team, it is +$1 per map.
  • $2 SI stick rental, $1 compass rental.
  • You may join CTOC for the full year which makes all local meets free!  We do plan for full roster with monthly meets next year. See member info.

Bring:
  • Compass, we do have some for rental.
  • Waiver, prepared in advance especially if you are not a CTOC member. We will have limited number of wafers pre-printed at the center.
  • Essentials and snacks. We will have drinking water and light snacks at the meet center
  • Clothing suitable for outdoors and weather. 
Hope to see you out for a fun and fast adventure!

Sergey Velichko