August 30, 2017

September 10 Meet on Dutch Lake map at Stanley


We will have opportunity to run one or more advanced courses from our middle USA champs set Sunday September 10 on our Dutch Lake map near Stanley. Meet finish/center in the same location as during USA champs. Starts from 11am until noon with one hour window.

We will use our club SI kit with limited number of stations positioned strategically through the courses so we will have electronic splits. There will not be beginner courses. This is a nice chance to try advanced courses as well as get experience on the world class terrain.

Please follow directions and info for middle courses published during USA champs in here

Please RSVP to me directly savelichko at yahoo dot com with the course (blue, red, green, brown) or courses you plan to explore. Running up to two will be permitted. I would like to finish by 3pm or so. Need the count to see if extra maps may need to be printed.

Hope to see you out there enjoying outdoors!

Sergey Velichko

August 8, 2017

Idaho City Motala Results

Jan Ehnberg making good time on the road
Thirteen people arrived for a mass start at 9am and were rewarded with cool temperatures and (mostly) breathable air. Our local meet quickly became an international competition with the arrival of Jan Ehnberg from Sweden, in town for a family visit. Jan represented Sweden well hanging on to the fastest time until Ben arrived for a late start and managed to slide ahead by just a couple of minutes. In addition to the usual CTOC characters, we were glad to welcome newcomer Bonnie Coiner, tackling a couple of loops with Norma and happy to see Brad Lowe out again.
John Murray in the loop transition
Splits with loop times are shown in the table below. Loop distances were 1.75, 1.88, 1.65, and 1.93k, a total of 7.2 for the 4-loop course. Doug missed a couple of punches on loop B, so his total time shown below is for the three fully completed loops. Using a mix of SI stations and manual punches worked out well for giving us automated starts and finishes and some split time data, while sticking within the limits of our club kit. 

Post meet lunch at Trudy's
As my first non-urban orienteering meet, it would not have happened without A LOT of help. It really was a team effort. Hopefully I will retain some of what I learned for next time. Thanks to:

Katrina Wright - Course scouting and entertainment
John Murray - Site selection, initial course "bones", and help with OCAD
Sergey Velichko - Course vetting, help with map creation, course flagging
Andy Hill - Control setting
John, Ole, Jeff, Ben, Jerry - Control pickup

Melanie Wright